Baseball - Hall of Fame Players, Managers, Owners, Executives, Pioneers, Commissioners & Umpires - Restricted Set: Frank Evanov Image Gallery

1913 NATIONAL GAME TY COBB

The "Georgia Peach" was the first man elected to the HOF. He should have been a unanimous choice, but Cobb''''s violent temper earned him few friends. Still, he hit .367 over 24 seasons and won a dozen batting titles. Wow!

1913 NATIONAL GAME HONUS WAGNER

"The Flying Dutchman" is considered the greatest shortstop ever. When he retired he had more hits, runs, RBI's and stolen bases than any other player up to that time.

1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS BABE RUTH

Babe Ruth, more than anyone, rescued Baseball from the Black Sox scandal. Babe changed the very nature of the game. Scorning the "inside game" of building runs, Babe swung for the fences and succeeded 714 times. He lived large and played hard and is still ranked by many as the greatest player ever.

1913 NATIONAL GAME CHRISTY MATHEWSON

Christy was the first great baseball idol of the 20th Century. The clean cut, college boy changed the image of baseball players from a rough lot to someone a kid could look up to. Matty starred for the NY Giants and won 373 games. Sadly, he was injured serving his country in WWI and died from TB at age 46.

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK WALTER JOHNSON

"Big Train" won 416 games with a lifetime ERA of 2.17. He holds the batting record for pitchers, hitting .433 in 1925!

1913 NAPOLEON LAJOIE CARD GAME NAPOLEAN LAJOIE

Great pose of Nap...so popular in Cleveland that the team was nicknamed "The Naps". Career BA of .338. This card is from the 1913 Parker Brothers game. Blue and red versions are known to exist.

1913 NATIONAL GAME TRIS SPEAKER

"The Grey Eagle" was a solid center fielder and great hitter. His lifetime BA was .344!

1913 NATIONAL GAME CY YOUNG

21 years...511 wins. 6 seasons with 30 or more wins! I don''t see anyone ever coming close to those kind of numbers ever again.

1906 FAN CRAZE A.L. BAN JOHNSON

Ban was one of the founders of the American League. He remained its president for years, but the "Black Sox" scandal and the coming of Kennesaw Landis forced him out of baseball.

1913 NATIONAL GAME CONNIE MACK

Cornelius McGillicuddy managed the Philadelphia A''s for FIFTY years, retiring in 1950 at age 88. A former catcher, Connie won 9 pennants and 5 World Series titles.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. JOHN J. McGRAW

McGraw was a HOF player- .334 average in a 16 year career - as well as a manager. In his 30 years with the Giants he won 10 pennants and 3 World Series.

1913 NATIONAL GAME GROVER ALEXANDER

Grover Cleveland Alexander won 28 games his rookie year...a record that still stands. He won 94 games between 1915 and 1917 and yet the Phillies traded him to the Cubs!! After WWI, he had several great years for his new team.

1928 YUENGLING'S ICE CREAM 54 GEORGE SISLER

Sisler was a hitting machine. His single season record for hits stood for 80 years until it was broken in 2004 by Ichiro.

1911 M116 SPORTING LIFE EDDIE COLLINS

Eddie was a fantastic player with a .333 career average and over 3,300 hits! He was also one of the "clean" Sox in the 1919 World Series.

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK WILLIE KEELER

Willie tried to "hit 'em where they ain't". His career BA of .343 and 2,947 hits indicates he was pretty good at it.

1933 GOUDEY 92 LOU GEHRIG

The "Iron Horse" was a fantastic player. Playing in Ruth''''s shadow, Lou had a .340 lifetime BA with 493 HRs. ALS..a disease now bearing his name...struck Lou down at age 38.

1888 N28 ALLEN & GINTER ADRIAN C. ANSON

A true Baseball pioneer, Cap was the first player to reach 3,000 hits and often led the league in hitting and RBI's. As a manager he won 5 pennants with the White Sox. Sadly, his racism was a key factor in preventing African-Americans from playing in the Majors.

1888 N29 ALLEN & GINTER WM. EWING

Buck was an outstanding defensive catcher. When not catching, he played every other position, even tossing 2 complete game wins as a pitcher.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE OLD HOSS RADBOURN

"Old Hoss" had a "career" year in 1884 winning a record 59 games and pitching 678 innings. He finished with 311 victories.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 44 ROGERS HORNSBY

Rogers' [that was his mother's maiden name] .358 career average is second only to Ty Cobb. In 1926 he played and managed the Cards to a WS title.

Roger is credited by some as the creator of catcher shin guards. Roger caught Christy Mathewson for many years.

1888 N162 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS BROUTHERS

Dan was probably the greatest hitter in the early days of baseball. He played for 9 NL teams in his career and led the league in every offensive category at least once. His lifetime BA was .342.

1911 T205 GOLD BORDER FRED C. CLARKE

Fred excelled as a player, .312 lifetime BA, and as a manager, skippering the Pirates to 3 straight pennants.

1909-11 T206 SWEET CAPORAL JIMMY COLLINS

Jimmy was the first "great" third baseman. He also was the winning manager in the first World Series in 1903.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE ED DELAHANTY

Big Ed" was undoubtedly baseball''s top slugger at the turn of the 19th Century. He had 4 homers in one game and hit over .400 three times in the 1890''s. Sadly, he fell to his death in 1903 at Niagra Falls at age 35.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. HUGH DUFFY

Hugh played at the turn of the Century. Career year was 1894.... .440 BA. Led the league with 18 homers.

1913 NATIONAL GAME HUGHIE JENNINGS

Hughie hit .401 in 1896. A catcher converted to a shortstop, he went on to manage the Tigers to 3 straight pennants in the early 1900's.

1888 N28 ALLEN & GINTER MIKE KELLY

"King Kelly" was one of Baseball''s first stars. He was nicknamed "10,000" ...the unheard of sale price the Red Sox paid for him in as 1887 trade. Sadly Kelly''s drinking and lifestyle cut his career short.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE JIM O'ROURKE

Dubbed "The Orator" because of his eloquence, Jim was a great hitter. He actually caught a full game in 1904 at age 52!

1923 W515-1 53 WILBERT ROBINSON

"Uncle Robbie" was a great player...he went a record 7 for 7 with 11 RBI''''s in 1892.. as well as a great manager...leading Brooklyn to 2 pennants.

1909 T204 RAMLY JESSE C. BURKETT

Pretty much the last new player I needed for this set, Burkett was a hard hitting outfielder who played at the turn of the 19th Century. Jesse had a career BA of .338.

Tinker to Evers to this guy. Great player and even better manager. Nickname: "The Peerless Leader".

1906 FAN CRAZE A.L. JACK CHESBRO

Jack won 41 games in 1904 for the NY Highlanders who later became the Yankees. His career ERA was 2.68

1913 NATIONAL GAME JOHNNY EVERS

Tinker to this guy to Chance. Evers was a fierce competitor and was on 5 pennant winners, garnering an MVP in 1914. His alert play on the "Merkle boner" was responsible for the Cubs'' 1908 pennant.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE TOMMY McCARTHY

Tommy was voted in 20 years after his death. Many question his HOF qualifications.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. JOE McGINNITY

"Iron Man" was just that....he customarily started [and won] both games of a doubleheader. His 44 complete games in 1903 is still the NL record.

1914 POLO GROUNDS GAME ED PLANK

Plank didn''t win his first game until he was 26, but he is still the winningest AL lefty ever with 327 career victories.

1911 T205 GOLD BORDER JOE TINKER

This guy to Evers to Chance. Joe was a solid fielder for the early Cubs teams.

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK RUBE WADDELL

Real name George, Waddell was a great talent, finishing with a career ERA of 2.16. Sadly, his off-field antics led to his early death at age 35.

1913 NATIONAL GAME ED WALSH

"Big Ed" has the lowest career ERA in Baseball...1.82. He is the last hurler to win 40 games in a season.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 39 CARL HUBBELL

"King Carl" Hubbell has a relaxed look on this card. He won 26 games in 1936 and at one point won 24 games in a row!!

1934 GOUDEY 13 FRANK FRISCH

"The Fordham Flash" [my Alma Mater] was a star for the Giants and Redbirds in the 1920''s and 1930''s. Frank finished with a career BA of .316.

1933 GOUDEY 76 MICKEY COCHRANE

Considered the best hitting catcher of his generation, Cochrane played 13 seasons and had a .320 carer BA. A certain Mr. Mantle named his son after this guy!

1934 GOUDEY 19 LEFTY GROVE

Real name Robert. Lefty won 300 games for the A''''s and Bosox.

Herb was the ace of the 1927 Yankees. He was a perfect 5-0 in World Series games.

1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS PIE TRAYNOR

Yes, he was nicknamed after his favorite food. Traynor was an outstanding hitter and he was considered the best 3rd baseman of his generation.

1933 GOUDEY 222 CHARLEY GEHRINGER

Charlie won the AL hitting crown in 1937 with a .371 average. He played 19 years for the Tigers and hit .320 for his career

1911 M116 SPORTING LIFE MORDECAI BROWN

Mordecai had a crippling hand injury at age 7 earning him his nickname. Surprisingly, his grip caused his pitches to move and flutter and he became a star pitcher for the Cubs. His lifetime ERA was 2.06!

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. CHARLEY NICHOLS

Charley "Kid" Nichols won 361 games. He notched 30 or more victories eight times in his career.

1939 PLAY BALL 51 MEL OTT

My Dad's favorite player. Dad saw Mel at the Polo Grounds and said that he once caught one of Mel's 511 career homers while sitting in the right field stands.

1941 PLAY BALL 13 JIMMIE FOXX

"Old Double X" was discovered by Home Run Baker. He won 3 MVP awards and slugged 58 homers in 1932. This 38 "Heads Up" card is a classic.

1928 W565 HARRY HEILMANN

Harry was the last AL righty to bat .400 [ .403 in 1923]. He also hit .393, .394 and .398 in the 1920s!

1935 DIAMOND STARS 83 PAUL WANER

Paul was another $100K sale from the PCL. He sold the Pirates on his younger brother Lloyd and together they amassed 460 hits to lead the Bucs to the 1927 NL pennant!

1934 GOLD MEDAL FLOUR DIZZY DEAN

Jerome "Dizzy" Dean teamed with his brother Paul to win the 1934 World Series...each of them winning 2 games. Dizzy won 30 games that year.

Born Aloys Szymanski, Al had 5 straight seasons with 200 or more hits in the 1920''s. His career BA is .334.

Bender usually signed as Charley. He objected to the stereotypical "Chief". Bender had a lifetime ERA of 2.46

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK BOBBY WALLACE

Bobby was the first A.L. shortstop elected to the hall. His BA was but .260; his fielding mastery was his key to Cooperstown.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE HARRY WRIGHT

Harry organized, played center field and managed the first professional baseball team, the 1869 Cincy Reds.

1915 CRACKER JACK 136 RABBIT MARANVILLE

A 23 year veteran, mostly with the Boston Braves, Rabbit demonstrates his batting grip on this colorful card.

1939-46 SALUTATION EXHIBITS BILL DICKEY

Bill was a great hitter [.313 lifetime BA] and catcher in his 16 Yankee years.

1933 DeLONG 4 BILL TERRY

Bill was the last NL player to hit .400. His career BA was .341 and he led the Giants to the 1933 World Championship as player-manager.

1939 PLAY BALL 26 JOE DiMAGGIO

"Joltin'''' Joe", "The "Yankee Clipper" what a career. Joe''''s 56 game hitting streak might never be broken!

1935 DIAMOND STARS 43 TED LYONS

Ted won 260 games for the Chisox in his 21 year career. At age 42, he led the AL with a 2.10 ERA!

1929 R316 KASHIN PUBLICATIONS DAZZY VANCE

"Dazzy" got a late start in Baseball, not becoming a regular until he was 31. Nonetheless he won 197 games in his career, topped by his 28 win, MVP season in 1924.

1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS GABBY HARTNETT

Loved to talk to batters...hence his nickname. NL MVP of 1935. Had career year in 1930 with .339 BA, 37 homers.

1913 NATIONAL GAME FRANK BAKER

"Home Run Baker" actually had fewer than 100 career dingers. He gained his nickname from 2 clutch homers he hit during the 1911 World Series off Mathewson and Marquard.

1922 W575-1 RAY SCHALK

Ray has the lowest BA of any non-pitcher in the Hall. Many feel his efforts as a "non-black sock" got him elected.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 54 HANK GREENBERG

Hank was from NYC and wanted to play first base for his home town. Unfortunately McGraw didn't want him for the Giants and Hank saw Gehrig at first for the Yanks, so he signed with the Tigers for less money!

1933 GOUDEY 189 JOE CRONIN

Joe was an All-Star shortstop with a .301 career BA. After retiring, he became President of the American League.

1913 NATIONAL GAME SAM CRAWFORD

Sam's nickname was Wahoo...the name of his home town. He holds the Major League lifetime record for triples and one year Sam had 8 inside the park homers!.

1944 N.Y. YANKEES STAMPS JOE McCARTHY

"Marse Joe"'s teams won 2,125 games. His Yanks won 5 World Series between 1936 and 1941!

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK ZACK WHEAT

Zach was a star for the early 20th Century Superbas....later to become the Dodgers.

1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS MAX CAREY

Maxmillian Carnarius was a fixture in the Pirates outfield for 16 years. He regularly led the NL in stolen bases and runs scored.

1895 N300 MAYO'S CUT PLUG BILLY HAMILTON

"Sliding" Billy Hamilton stole 324 bases over a 3 year period! His lifetime BA of .344 was also none too shabby.

1955 BOWMAN 134 BOB FELLER

"Rapid Robert" won 246 games despite losing four full seasons to serving in WW2. Bob fashioned 3 career no-hitters.

1956 TOPPS 30 JACKIE ROBINSON

A true baseball pioneer, Jackie deserved his HOF status on many levels.

1940 CINCINNATI REDS TEAM ISSUE WILLIAM B.McKECHNIE

Bill won almost 1900 games as a manager. He is the only manager to win a pennant with 3 different teams.

1915 CRACKER JACK 161 ED ROUSCH

Edd got his break in the Federal League after washing out with the White Sox. He always believed his 1919 Reds would have won the World Series even without the Black Sox scandal. This card is a rare Federal League HOFer!

1888 N28 ALLEN & GINTER JOHN CLARKSON

Clarkson won 326 games in just 12 seasons. These Allen and Ginter''s cards pictured 10 19th Century baseball players...6 of them made the HOF!

Elmer was almost traded even up for Ty Cobb early in his career! His .313 career BA and clutch hitting earned him his place in the Hall.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 32 SAM RICE

Sam starred for the Senators for 18 years. He finished just 13 hits shy of 3,000.

1922 EXHIBITS EPPA RIXEY

This W 575-2, as well as all the others were given to me by a dear friend. For that reason, they are my favorite cards in this set.

1950 BOWMAN 37 LUKE APPLING

"Old Aches and Pains" was remarkably consistent in his 20 years with the Whte Sox, hitting .300 or better 16 times. He was also a fielding whiz at SS.

1933 GOUDEY 79 RED FABER

Real name Urban. Spent 20 years with the Sox. Last of the spitballers.

1933 GOUDEY 64 BURLEIGH GRIMES

Grimes was noted for his spitball and he won 270 games over a 19 year career.

1913 NATIONAL GAME MILLER HUGGINS

Known for his battles with Babe Ruth, Huggins led the Yankees to 6 pennants in the 1920''s. This card shows him from his playing days as a second baseman with St. Louis

1888 N28 ALLEN & GINTER TIMOTHY KEEFE

Tim won 342 games in his career. He teamed with Mickey Welch to bring the Giants the pennant in 1888 and 1889.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 30 HEINIE MANUSH

Great '35 Diamond Stars card of Henry here. He hit .330 over his 17 year baseball career.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE JOHN WARD

John Montgomery Ward - "The Captain" - was a star pitcher at first...winning 47 games in 1879. Arm woes however converted him into a shortstop, where he racked up 2,100 hits. As manager, executive and unionizer, Ward was a giant figure in Baseball''s early years.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE PUD GALVIN

James Galvin was baseball''s first 300 game winner. Pud won 364 games and lost 310. He started 689 games and finished 646 of them. No 100 pitch counts in those days Joe!!

1957 TOPPS 1 TED WILLIAMS

The "Splendid Splinter" was the last man to hit .400, with a .406 mark in 1941. Ted homered in his last at bat. Many regard him as the game's greatest hitter ever.

1964 TOPPS 324 CASEY STENGEL

Casey was a good player, but not a very good manager until coming to the Yankees in 1949. Over the next 12 years his teams won 10 pennants and 7 World Series crowns!

1935 DIAMOND STARS 60 RED RUFFING

Real name Charles. Starred for the Yankees in the 30's and 40's. Finished with 273 wins.

1941 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAM ISSUE BRANCH RICKEY

Branch did it all. He played the game, managed, was a farm director, GM and owner. His greatest accomplishment, however, was bringing Jackie Robinson to Baseball.

1939 PLAY BALL 89 LLOYD WANER

"Little Poison" played along side his brother Paul for 14 years with the Pirates. He was a good hitter and fielder although some have questioned his place in the HOF.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 66 DUCKY MEDWICK

Nicknamed for his waddling gait, "Ducky" was the last National Leaguer to win the Triple Crown. He hit .324 over his 17 year career.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 31 KIKI CUYLER

Real name Hazen' Kiki hit .321 over 18 NL seasons.

1933 GOUDEY 110 GOOSE GOSLIN

Goose tells a great story about the 1928 AL Batting Title. It came down to his last AB of the season. He wanted to stay on the bench....his team mates wouldn't let him! Then after 2 quick strikes he tried to get ejected....the ump refused to eject him. Finally, he got a hit and won the title!

1953 BOWMAN COLOR 32 STAN MUSIAL

"Stan The Man" had a .331 lifetime BA in his 22 years with the Cards. He was NL MVP 3 times and hit a Home Run as a grandfather at age 42.

1957 TOPPS 210 ROY CAMPANELLA

Campy was an All-Star catcher for the Dodgers until an auto accident ended his career.

Stan tells us his skill derived from years of throwing stones at tin cans as a boy. In his first Major League Game he threw only strikes for the first 7 innings!

1933 GOUDEY 60 WAITE HOYT

Waite starred for the Yankee teams of the ''20''s and was on 5 World Champion clubs. He was a Reds broadcaster for many years after retiring

1953 BOWMAN COLOR 57 LOU BOUDREAU

The "boy manager" was the youngest ever at 24. In 1948 he was the AL MVP and he managed the Indians to the World Series title!

1933 GOUDEY 103 EARLE COMBS

Nicknamed the "Kentucky Colonel", Earle played CF for the '27 Yankees. As part of "Murderer's Row" he led that team with a .356 BA.

1949 EUREKA SPORTSTAMPS 2 FORD FRICK

Frick added the "asterisk" to Roger Maris'' 61 homer record, although it never appeared in the record books that way.

1933 GOUDEY 73 JESSE HAINES

Jesse won 210 games in his 19 NL years. His best season was 1927 when he went 24-10 with a 2.72 ERA.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. JAKE BECKLEY

"Eagle Eye" Beckley was a lifetime .300 hitter. Sadly, he was not elected to the HOF until 1971...60 years after his last game and 50 years after his death.

1916 M101-4 SPORTING NEWS 10 DAVE BANCROFT

"Beauty" Bancroft was McGraw''s favorite shortstop. He must have been a great fielder, since his lifetime hitting stats are not that stellar.

1934 DIAMOND STARS 18 CHICK HAFEY

Chick had extremely poor vision..even with his glasses. He still fashioned a .317 lifetime BA!

1910 SWEET CAPORAL PINS HARRY HOOPER

Harry organized, played center field and managed the first professional baseball team, the 1869 Cincy Reds.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. JOSEPH KELLEY

Joe was a star on the legendary Baltimore Orioles of the 1890''s. He hit a career best .393 in 1894.

1914 POLO GROUNDS GAME RUBE MARQUARD

Richard "Rube" Marquard broke in with the NY Giants in 1908 and he teamed with Christy Mathewson for 7 years. He finished with 201 wins.

1953 TOPPS 220 SATCHELL PAIGE

This is my favorite card of Satch. Joe DiMaggio called Paige "the best and fastest pitcher I''ve ever faced."

1957 TOPPS 302 SANDY KOUFAX

Sandy had a career ERA of 2.76. The dominant pitcher of his era, arthritis cut short Sandy's career in 1966 after a 27-9 campaign.

1957 TOPPS 2 YOGI BERRA

Larry Berra was a great catcher and a three time AL MVP. Probably more famous because of his witty sayings.

1957 TOPPS 40 EARLY WYNN

Early won 300 games. He was all business. Some said: " He would brush back his own mother if she crowded the plate"

1939 PLAY BALL 48 VERNON GOMEZ

Talk about clutch...Lefty was a perfect 6-0 in World Series play and won 5 championship rings.

1956 TOPPS 1 WILLIAM HARRIDGE

Harridge was a strong yet quiet force in his 28 years as AL president.

1922 E120 AMERICAN CARAMEL ROSS YOUNG

"Pep", as Ross was known, hit .300 or better 9 of his 10 Major league seasons. He hit .306 in 1926 while suffering Kidney failure and died the next year at age 30. I love the "leaping grab" pose on this card.

1964 TOPPS GIANTS 31 WARREN SPAHN

Warren is the winning-est lefty in Baseball history with 363 victories over a 20 year span.

1922 EXHIBITS WM. EVANS

Billy Evans became an AL ump at age 22. He nearly died after being struck in the head by a bottle during a game in 1907.

1922 E120 AMERICAN CARAMEL GEORGE KELLY

Dubbed "Highpockets" because of his 6''4" frame, George starred for McGraw''s Giants in the ''20''s. He played on 4 straight pennant winners and 2 WS champs. A fellow named Bill Terry replaced him at first base in 1927!

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE MICKEY WELCH

"Smiling Mickey" Welch won 308 games in only 13 big league seasons. Despite that, he wasn't voted into The Hall until 80 years after his retirement! Mickey attributed much of his success to beer drinking!

1953 BOWMAN COLOR 51 MONTE IRVIN

Monte was a great star in the Negro leagues. He joined the NY Giants in 1949, but often lamented that his best days were behind him.

1957 TOPPS 76 BOB CLEMENTE

My favorite card of Roberto. He died young, but still had 3,000 hits.

1958 TOPPS 150 MICKEY MANTLE

My favorite card of my favorite player. Mickey could do it all...and he did.

1964 TOPPS GIANTS 7 WHITEY FORD

Not a big guy, Edward "Whitey" Ford was the Yankees'' ace for many years. He was 25-4 in his 1961 Cy Young season.

1933 GOUDEY 44 JIM BOTTOMLEY

"Sunny Jim''s" finest day...9/17/24 when he went 6 for 6 with a record 12 RBI!!

1955 BOWMAN 303 JOCKO CONLAN

Jocko was an NL ump for 24 years. He played 2 seasons with the White Sox. His trademark was his polka-dot bow tie.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE SAM THOMPSON

"Big Sam" was an RBI machine, averaging almost one ribby a game during his career. He drive in a record 166 runs in 1887... the year of this OJ card.

1953 BOWMAN COLOR 80 RALPH KINER

Ralph joined the Pirates in 1946 and won the homer title his first 7 years in the NL! He has been a Mets announcer for 43 years.

1935 DIAMOND STARS 35 EARLE AVERILL

Earl was a great hitter whose career was shortened by injury. He was the first player in AL history to homer in his first at bat.

1952 BOWMAN 158 BUCKY HARRIS

Bucky shared the distinction [along with Connie Mack] of being in the HOF with a losing managerial record. Still, Bucky won a lot of games with inferior talent and did win 2 World Series Championships.

1936 S AND S GAME BILL HERMAN

Billy starred for the Cubs and Dodgers. He hit a career high .330 in 1943.

1961 TOPPS 20 ROBIN ROBERTS

Playing mostly with bad teams, Robin still managed to win 286 games in his 19 year career. He posted a career best 28-7 record in 1952.

1957 TOPPS 120 BOB LEMON

Bob is the only player to start out in the Majors as a fielder and enter the HOF as a pitcher. He won 20 or more games 7 times in his 13 year career.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE ROGER CONNER

Roger was the career MLB Home Run leader, until Babe Ruth passed him in 1921. The "script" version of this card is rarer than the printed one.

1933 GOUDEY 133 FRED LINDSTROM

2 bad hop grounders over Fred''s head in the 1924 World Series did not stop "the Boy Wonder" from a terrific 13 year career. He hit .379 in 1930, but did not win the batting title!

1969 TOPPS 20 ERNIE BANKS

"Mr. Cub" would always want to "play two".

1895 N300 MAYO'S CUT PLUG AMOS RUSIE

Amos was a great pitcher in the 19th Century. He won 30 or more games 4 years in a row. He also lost 31 one year!!

1969 TOPPS 527 AL LOPEZ

Al turned to managing after a long career as a catcher. He won 1,410 games with the Indians and White Sox and captured the 1959 AL pennant with the Sox.

1946-47 CARAMELO DEPORTIVO CUBAN LEAGUE 8 MARTIN DIHIGO

Martin was born in Cuba and he starred in the Cuban, Mexican and Negro leagues. A great hitter [career BA .316], he was also a terrific relief pitcher and would often switch from the OF to the mound during a game.

1968 TOPPS 58 EDDIE MATHEWS

Eddie teamed with Hank Aaron on the Braves for many years, giving them a powerful home run combo.

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK ADDIE JOSS

Addie had a 1.88 ERA after 9 major league seasons, but he died from TB suddenly during Spring Training in 1911.

1957 TOPPS 10 WILLIE MAYS

The "Say Hey Kid" was one of the greatest all-around players of all time. He smashed 660 hrs in his career.

1959 TOPPS 200 WARREN GILES

Warren was NL President for 17 years. He is best remembered for his support in bringing Latin American players into the majors.

1933 GOUDEY 211 HACK WILSON

Real name Stan. Powerfully built at 5''6" and 200 lbs, Wilson had a record 190 runs batted in in 1930 his MVP year.

1970 KELLOGG'S 52 AL KALINE

Kaline 22 years a Tiger, Al was a 15 time All-Star and a 10 time Gold Glove winner!

1957 TOPPS 170 DUKE SNIDER

The Duke! Real name Edwin. Hit 40 or more homers for 5 straight years and had 7 100+ RBI seasons for the Bums!

1933 GOUDEY 128 CHUCK KLEIN

Chuck had his best year in 1930 with a .386 BA and 40 homers. He was the NL MVP in 1932. Many of his all-time Phillies batting records were broken by Mike Schmidt.

1973 TOPPS 190 BOB GIBSON

Bob finished his career with a lifetime ERA of 2.91. His signature year was 1968 when he won 22 games with an incredible ERA of 1.12!

1948 BOWMAN 4 JOHNNY MIZE

"The Big Cat" connected for 359 lifetime dingers. He earned 5 World Series rings with the Yankees.

"Hammering Hank" is the all-time home run king.

1969 TOPPS DECALS FRANK ROBINSON

Frank was MVP in both leagues. Hit 586 homers! A great manager as well.

"Stonewall" was just that at shortstop stopping most everything that came his way. Not a bad hitter either, as he hit over .300 six times in his career.

1950 CALLAHAN HALL OF FAME ALBERT B. CHANDLER

"Happy" is best remembered as the Commissioner who helped break the color line in Baseball. His support of Branch Rickey probably cost him his job as he was fired after one term.

1975 SSPC 392 BROOKS ROBINSON

Brooksie was a terrific hitter and probably the best fielding third baseman of all time!

Love these 64 Topps Giants. Juan was a nine time all star. He had 2 seasons he won 25 games and another when he won 26.

1957 TOPPS 230 GEORGE KELL

George was an All-Star, Gold Glove 3rd baseman for 15 years and retired with a .306 career BA.

1970 TOPPS 242 WALTER ALSTON

Walt won 7 pennants and 4 World Series in his 24 Dodger years.

1969 TOPPS 75 LUIS APARICIO

"Little Louie" teamed with Nellie Fox to help the Sox win the 1959 AL pennant.

1968 TOPPS 490 SUPER STARS

"Killer" hit 573 homers in his 22 year career! This great card shows him with 2 other pretty good sluggers.

1969 TOPPS DECALS DON DRYSDALE

Don''s rookie card is my favorite.

1941 ST. LOUIS BROWNS TEAM ISSUE RICHARD B. FERRELL

Rick was an outstanding defensive catcher in the 1930''''s and 1940''''s. He often caught his brother Wes who was a multiple 20 game winner.

1957 TOPPS 30 PEE WEE REESE

No one called him Harold! Great guy and super player!

1957 TOPPS 203 HOYT WILHELM

Hoyt was the first reliever voted into the hall. Amazingly, in his one year as a starter, he led the league in ERA and pitched a no-hitter.

1978 TOPPS 170 LOU BROCK

Lou finished with over 3,000 hits and broke both Ty Cobb''s career stolen base record and Maury Wills'' single season mark.

1957 TOPPS 215 ENOS SLAUGHTER

"Country" Slaughter has a great 19 year career, hitting .300 or better 10 times.

1934 GOUDEY 22 FLOYD VAUGHAN

Floyd Vaughan was a great offensive shortstop. He won the NL batting crown in 1935 with a .385 mark.

1976 TOPPS 520 WILLIE McCOVEY

"Stretch" hit 521 career homers and was the 1969 NL MVP.

1949 BOWMAN 23 BOBBY DOERR

Bobby was an RBI machine for the Bosox...he averaged almost a 100 RBI''''''''s for each of his 14 AL years.

1934 GOUDEY 35 ERNIE LOMBARDI

Big Ernie led the NL in batting with a .342 mark in 1938...a rare feat for a catcher. His severe lack of speed cost Ernie dearly as it enabled infielders to play him in the shallow outfield and throw him out on hits that should have been routine singles.

1970 KELLOGG'S 37 BILLY WILLIAMS

Billy was ROY in 1961. He starred for the Cubs for many years. LOve this 3-D card!

1970 TOPPS 565 JIM HUNTER

"Catfish" starred for the A's and Yanks. We lost him at age 53 to Lou Gehrig's Disease.

1946-47 CARAMELO DEPORTIVO CUBAN LEAGUE 175 RAYMOND DANDRIDGE

A star 3rd baseman in the Negro and Mexican Leagues, Ray hit .362 in the minors, but was never called up to The Bigs.

1983 DONRUSS 610 WILLIE STARGELL

Willie was a 7 time All-Star and was the NL MVP in 1979.

1983 DONRUSS 22 JOHNNY BENCH

Johnny was certainly the best catcher of his era and he is considered by many to be the best catcher of all time.

1982 FLEER 633 CARL YASTRZEMSKI

1967 would be Carl''s year to win both the AL MVP award and the Triple Crown!

1961 NU-CARD SCOOPS 425 RED SCHOENDIENST

Red [real name ALbert] was a star at 2nd base for 15 NL seasons. He later managed the 1967 Cards to the World Series Title

1955 BOWMAN 265 AL BARLICK

Hated these cards as a kid...wanted players not Umps. Who knew that I would need one someday! Al was known for his flamboyant "strike" and "out" calls.

1984 FLEER 16 JIM PALMER

Jim won the Cy Young award 3 times in his 19 year career. He's probably more famous as an underwear model!

1983 DONRUSS 438 JOE MORGAN

Joe was the sparkplug for the Big Red Machine. He won back to back NL MVP Awards in 1975 and 1976. He presently announces the ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week.

1983 O-PEE-CHEE 200 ROD CAREW

Rod was the 1977 MVP and finished with 3,053 hits.

1983 DONRUSS 300 FERGIE JENKINS

Fergie was traded to the Cubs in 1966 for 2 journeyman pitchers. He went on to win 284 games and the 1971 Cy Young award!

1926 SPALDING CHAMPIONS TONY LAZZERI

"Poosh em up" Lazzeri because he was great at advancing and driving in runners. Tony had 100 or more RBI''''''''s 7 times in his 12 years as the Yankees second baseman.

"Tom Terrific" was originally signed by Atlanta, but a technicality awarded him to the Mets. Won 311 games in his 20 year career.

1983 TOPPS STICKERS 79 ROLLIE FINGERS

Rollie is one of only 2 HOF hurlers with a losing career record..the other is Satch Paige. Fingers, of course is in the Hall beacuse of his 341 saves. This card was a gift to me from my friend Jim T.

1953 TOPPS 228 HAL NEWHOUSER

Hal won 80 games for the Tigers between 1944 and 1946. He was MVP twice during that period.

1980 TOPPS 600 REGGIE JACKSON

REG-GIE, REG-GIE, Mr. October was a star for the A's. O's and Yanks.

1982 TOPPS 1 STEVE CARLTON

Steve won 329 games lifetime. He went 27-10 with the 1972 Phils, a team that won just 59 games!

1953 BOWMAN COLOR 93 PHIL RIZZUTO

"The Scooter"''s presence in the Hall is questioned by some, but Phil played a big part on those Yankee championship teams of the 40''s and 50''s.

1970 TOPPS 291 LEO DUROCHER

Leo was a great manager...he is credited with the line: "Nice guys finish last".

1961 TOPPS 88 RICHIE ASHBURN

Ashburn Richie compiled a .308 average over 15 big league seasons. After retiring as a NY Met, he spent many years as a Phillies broadcaster.

1987 DONRUSS 139 MIKE SCHMIDT

A super player, Mike not only hit 548 homers, but also won the Gold Glove award 10 times.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. VICTOR WILLIS

Vic completed 82% of his career starts on his was to 242 victories. He won 20 or more games 8 times.

1978 TOPPS 211 EARL WEAVER

4 Pennants, A World Championship and 1480 wins...not bad!

1961 TOPPS 490 JIM BUNNING

Jim followed up his incredible baseball success by becoming U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

1906 FAN CRAZE N.L. J. EDWARD HANLON

"Ned" managed the great Baltimore teams of the 1890''s, Over a 7 year span, his teams won 5 pennants and finished second twice.

1964 TOPPS GIANTS 13 NELLIE FOX

Nellie teamed with Luis Aparicio as the keystone combo for the Go-Go-Sox of 1959. He also was AL MVP that year.

1984 TOPPS 650 PHIL NIEKRO

Phil used his knuckler to win 318 games over his 23 year career.

1983 TOPPS 306 TOM LASORDA

Great picture of Tommy here making his point. Lasorda won 6 pennants and 2 World Series in his 21 year career. Later coached the American Olympic team.

1909-11 T206 UNKNOWN BACK GEORGE DAVIS

Davis was a very talented infielder in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

1957 TOPPS 85 LARRY DOBY

Larry broke the AL color line in 1947. He has a career year in 1950 hitting .326 with 25 homers and 102 RBI.

1981 FLEER 112 DON SUTTON

Don won 324 games over his 23 year career despite winning 20 games only once!

1988 FLEER 455 NOLAN RYAN

One of the game's all time greats...traded from my Mets for Jim Fregosi...ouch!

1988 FLEER 254 GEORGE BRETT

George was the greatest Royal of all time. This hittin g machine pounded out 3,154 safeties in his 21 year career.

1990 TOPPS TIFFANY 290 ROBIN YOUNT

Robin was AL MVP twice during his 20 year career with the Brewers.

The "Baby Bull" was the 1958 ROY with the Giants and the 1967 MVP with the Cards.

1955 BOWMAN 283 NESTOR CHYLAK

Did not like getting these as a kid...now they''re tough to find!

1985 TOPPS 675 TONY PEREZ

Part of "The Big Red Machine" Tony had a career year in 1970 with 40 homers, 129 RBI and a BA of .317.

1988 FLEER 397 CARLTON FISK

"Pudge" played 25 years for the Chisox and Bosox. Remembered for "The Homer" in the 1975 WS.

1887 N172 OLD JUDGE JOHN McPHEE

Bid was the outstanding fielding 2nd baseman of his era. An era during which no gloves were used!

1990 TOPPS TIFFANY 609 SPARKY ANDERSON

Great portrait shot of George "Sparky" Anderson. Sparky is third on the list of all time wins as a manager, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw.

1993 TOPPS 200 KIRBY PUCKETT

As this picture shows...Kirby was indeed the Twins' big bat. Glaucoma ended Kirby's 12 year career with the Twins in 1995.

1989 UPPER DECK 349 DAVE WINFIELD

Big Dave starred for the Padres and Yankees until back problems slowed him down. He finished with 3,110 hits.

1966 TOPPS 210 BILL MAZEROSKI

His dramatic World Series winning homer in 1960 was Bill''s defining moment. Many have criticized his HOF credentials.

1993 TOPPS 40 OZZIE SMITH

The "Wizard of Oz" was a spectacular fielder.

1989 SCORE 240 GARY CARTER

"The Kid" was a big factor in my 1986 Mets winning the WS.

1988 TOPPS TIFFANY 495 EDDIE MURRAY

Eddies's surly attitude did not keep him out of The Hall.

1988 FLEER 279 DENNIS ECKERSLEY

Eck won 20 games as a starter one year, but his true calling was relief. He won the 1992 AL MVP and Cy Young Award going 7-1 with 51 saves!

1989 UPPER DECK 525 PAUL MOLITOR

Paul hit over .300 12 times in his 21 year career.

1988 FLEER 345 WADE BOGGS

Boggsy won 5 batting titles and had a .328 lifetime BA with the Sox, Yanks and Rays.

1989 BOWMAN 290 RYNE SANDBERG

Ryno was traded by the Phils to the Cubs in 1982....bad move for the Phils.

1986 TOPPS TIFFANY 620 BRUCE SUTTER

A true reliever who never started a game, Bruce earned 300 saves in his 12 year career. He was the Cy Young winner in 1979

1990 SCORE 685 TONY GWYNN

Tony flirted with .400 several times in his career. What a hitter!

1984 TOPPS 400 CAL RIPKEN JR.

The Iron Man. Had the streak and over 3,000 hits. A true Hall of Famer.

1981 FLEER 89 RICH GOSSAGE

"Goose" pitched for 22 years and saved 310 games!

1951 BOWMAN 207 BILLY SOUTHWORTH

Billy is in as a manager, since his playing days were only mediocre. He won 2 WS with the Cards.

1969 TOPPS 349 DICK WILLIAMS

Another mediocre player who won his spot in the Hall with four pennants and 2 World Series triumphs.