Baseball - Hall of Fame Players, Managers, Owners, Executives, Pioneers, Commissioners & Umpires - Restricted Set: RustyWilly's HOF Portrait Collection Image Gallery

1925 DRAKE'S 61 BABE RUTH
1911 T205 GOLD BORDER CHRISTY MATHEWSON
1910 E96 PHILADELPHIA CARAMEL NAP LAJOIE
1921 E253 OXFORD CONFECTIONERY TRIS SPEAKER
1926 W512 HAND CUT 9 ROGERS HORNSBY
1911 T205 GOLD BORDER ROGER P. BRESNAHAN
1895 N300 MAYO'S CUT PLUG DAN BROUTHERS
1911 M116 SPORTING LIFE HUGH DUFFY
1920 W519 NUMBERED TYPE 1 9 WILBUR ROBINSON

Own Submission (Jul/2006)

1911 T205 GOLD BORDER FRANK CHANCE
1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK JACK CHESBRO
1911 T205 GOLD BORDER JOHN J. EVERS
1909 T204 RAMLY CLARK GRIFFITH
1909 COLGAN'S CHIPS STARS OF THE DIAMOND IRON MAN McGINNITY
1914 CRACKER JACK 6 EDDIE PLANK
1911 T205 GOLD BORDER JOE TINKER
1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK RUBE WADDELL
1941 GOUDEY 20 CARL HUBBELL
1925-31 W590 HAND CUT FRANKIE FRISCH

Own Submission (Jul/2006)

1930 CRACKER JACK PINS LEFTY GROVE
1923 MAPLE CRISPETTE 2 HAROLD TRAYNOR
1928 HARRINGTON'S ICE CREAM 45 PAUL WANER
1933 R305 TATTOO ORBIT DIZZY DEAN
1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK BOBBY WALLACE
1936 WORLD WIDE GUM 51 JOE DiMAGGIO

Own Submission (Jun/2003)

1924 DIAZ CIGARETTES 50 THEODORE LYONS

Own Submission (Jul/2004)

1911 D359 ROCHESTER BAKNG HOME RUN BAKER
1936 GOUDEY HANK GREENBERG
1911 T205 GOLD BORDER Z.D. WHEAT
1912 T207 BROWN BACKGROUND MAX CAREY
1895 N300 MAYO'S CUT PLUG BILLY HAMILTON
1953 TOPPS 1 JACKIE ROBINSON
1938 CINCINNATI REDS TEAM ISSUE BILL McKECHNIE

Own Submission (Jul/2006)

1921 W516-2-2 22 EDDIE ROUSCH
1906 FAN CRAZE A.L. ELMER FLICK
1925 HOLLAND CREAMERIES 5 SAM RICE

Own Submission (Jun/2005)

1927 EXHIBITS (GREEN TINT) EPPA RIXEY
1941 DOUBLE PLAY MIKE TRESH-69
1923 W515-1 16 BURLEIGH GRIMES
1914 T213 COUPON CIGS. TYPE 2 MILLER HUGGINS
1888 N162 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS KEEFE
1959 FLEER TED WILLIAMS 17 1941-HOW TED HIT

Generous superstar Ted Williams of the Red Sox gave his 1946 World Series check to the clubhouse boy as a tip.

On April 20, 1939 Ref Ruffing gave up this 20-year olds first major league hit? Who is Ted Williams?

1941 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAM ISSUE BRANCH RICKEY
1936 S AND S GAME KIKI CUYLER
1954 BOWMAN 90 ROY CAMPANELLA

IT'S A GOOD LIFE (1974) w/ Louis Gossett Jr tells the story of Campanella's life after he became a quadriplegic in a 1958 automobile accident.

1928 YUENGLING'S ICE CREAM 30 WAITE HOYT
1932 U.S. CARAMEL 5 EARL COMBS
1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK JAKE BECKLEY
1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS DAVE BANCROFT
1911 M116 SPORTING LIFE HARRY HOOPER

Satchell Paige would travel from city to city in his own private plane.

1964 TOPPS 200 SANDY KOUFAX

In 12 games as a rookie, Sandy Koufax collected 12 at-bats and fanned all 12 times. His left arm took him to the Hall of Fame even though he fanned 386 times in 776 career at-bats.

"I never blame myself when I''m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" -Yogi Berra

1951 TOPPS RED BACK 8 EARLY WYNN
1948 LEAF 32 WARREN SPAHN
1922 W575-2 GEO. KELLY
1965 TOPPS 160 BOB CLEMENTE
1967 TOPPS 150 MICKEY MANTLE
1960 TOPPS 35 WHITEY FORD
1955 BOWMAN 303 JOCKO CONLAN
1953 RED MAN TOBACCO 15 RALPH KINER
1952 BOWMAN 158 BUCKY HARRIS
1952 WHEATIES BOB LEMON
1936 GOUDEY PREMIUMS-TYPE 1 FREDDIE LINDSTROM
1954 TOPPS 94 ERNIE BANKS

His 0-5 record ranks as the worst managerial mark in All-Star Game history.

1952 TOPPS 407 ED MATHEWS

Third baseman Eddie Mathews, the only man to play for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta, was told of his 1966 trade to Houston by a sportswriter. A subsequent letter of apology from the team was addressed to Edward - rather than Edwin Mathews.

1909-11 T206 SWEET CAPORAL ADDIE JOSS
1929 R315 HACK WILSON
1939 PLAY BALL 82 CHARLES KLEIN
1963 FLEER 61 BOB GIBSON

Bob Gibson played one season with the Harlem Globetrotters before going to the Big Leagues.

1958 TOPPS 30 HANK AARON

When Hank Aaron his his record 715th home run on April 8, 1974, it was a case of No. 44 (Aaron) succeeding against No. 44 Pitcher Al Downing) plus an event that occured in the forth inning of the forth game in the forth month of a year ending in four. Aaron matched his uniform number in home runs four times and led the National League in home runs and runs batted in four times each.

1950 CALLAHAN HALL OF FAME ALBERT B. CHANDLER
1957 TOPPS 328 BROOKS ROBINSON
1964 TOPPS GIANTS 37 JUAN MARICHAL

On July 19, 1960 Clay Dalrymple's pinch-hit single left Marichal four outs shy of pitching a no-hitter in his first game. Marichal finished his MLB debut with a one-hitter, striking out 12 Phillies in a 2-0 victory that signaled his arrival on the major league scene.

1952 PARKHURST FROSTADE 66 WALT ALSTON
1969 TOPPS DECALS HARMON KILLEBREW
1950 DRAKE'S 19 PEE WEE REESE

Contrary to popular opinion, the "Pee Wee" nickname stemmed from Resse's childhood marbles shooting ability. Edit 1985 HOYT WILHELM 1952-1972 0101695650 1969 TOPPS HOYT WILHELM 04032360 9 1.00 WilhelmHoytLarge.jpg Hoyt Wilhelm homered in his first big-league at-bat, but never connected again in a 21-season career consisting of 431 more official at-bats.

1966 TOPPS 125 LOU BROCK
1951 BOWMAN 58 ENOS SLAUGHTER
1941 PLAY BALL 10 ARKY VAUGHAN
1947 TIP-TOP BREAD BOB DOERR

Own Submission (Jul/2003)

1940 CINCINNATI REDS TEAM ISSUE ERNIE LOMBARDI
1963 TOPPS 353 BILLY WILLIAMS
1969 TOPPS 545 WILLIE STARGELL

In 1979, Willie Stargell's continual playing of a song recorded by Sister Sledge, "We Are Family", led to its becoming the 1979 World Champion Pirates' theme song.

1969 MILTON BRADLEY JOHN BENCH
1955 BOWMAN 265 AL BARLICK
1975 SSPC 380 JIM PALMER
1968 TOPPS 144 JOE MORGAN
1970 KELLOGG'S 47 ROD CAREW
1962 TOPPS 199 GAYLORD PERRY
1974 TOPPS DECKLE EDGE 59 FERGIE JENKINS
1933 WORLD WIDE GUM 31 TONY LAZZERI

Own Submission (08/23/2013)

1986 TOPPS TRADED 101T TOM SEAVER

In National Baseball Hall of Fame voting, Tom Seaver received 425 votes out of a possible 430 - the highest percentage ever received by any player!

1977 SAN DIEGO PADRES SCHEDULE CARDS ROLLIE FINGERS
1977 TOPPS 10 REGGIE JACKSON
1949 BOWMAN 98 PHIL RIZZUTO
1948 R346 BLUE TINT 2 LEO DUROCHER
1978 O-PEE-CHEE 225 MIKE SCHMIDT
1909 E95 PHILADELPHIA CARAMEL VIC WILLIS
1970 MILTON BRADLEY PHIL NIEKRO
1903 E107 TYPE 1 GEORGE DAVIS

Own Submission (May/2004)

1954 DAN-DEE POTATO CHIPS LARRY DOBY
1969 MLB PHOTOSTAMPS DON SUTTON
1972 TOPPS 595 NOLAN RYAN

The first two batters faced by Nolan Ryan in his career were Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron, on September 11, 1966. Neither of them struck out against Ryan, not that day at least.

1987 DONRUSS 54 GEORGE BRETT
1981 TOPPS 515 ROBIN YOUNT

Orlando Cepeda was convinced that each bat contained only one hit in it. As soon as a bat gave it up, Cepeda would give up on the bat.

1979 TOPPS 495 TONY PEREZ
1985 DONRUSS 208 CARLTON FISK
1991 TOPPS 519 SPARKY ANDERSON
1986 WOOLWORTH 33 DAVE WINFIELD
1984 FLEER 336 OZZIE SMITH
1984 DONRUSS 55 GARY CARTER
1985 TOPPS 700 EDDIE MURRAY
1986 LEAF 168 WADE BOGGS

Every time he stepped up to the plate he would write out the Hebrew word "Chai" (which means "life") in the dirt of the batter's box with his bat or his toe.

1991 POST CEREAL 16 RYNE SANDBERG
1981 TOPPS STICKERS 221 BRUCE SUTTER
1992 BOWMAN 50 TONY GWYNN
1983 DONRUSS 279 CAL RIPKEN JR.

Own Submission (Mar/2008)