#9 Joe Collins
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"His Walk About" - Joe's MLB walk about lasted 10 seasons, all with the Yankees. Along the way he picked up 596 hits, 86 home runs, and won 5 World Series Rings. He had 18 hits and 4 home runs in World Series plays.
"That's Not a Knife" - Born in Scranton, PA in 1922, Collins died at the age of 66 in 1989. In Union Township, NJ there is a park named for Collins and plaque erected in his honor.
"More of a love bite really..." - This card boasts a couple of significant scars, with a small tear along the right edge and some red marks on Joe's face. They're really not all that distracting, and this copy is perfectly acceptable by my standards.
"Down Under" - Collins is card #202 down in the 1952 set. I prefer the original to the sequel.
33rd in 1952 AL MVP voting
9th in AL Triples '52
10th in AL Home Runs '53
3rd in Assists for 1B in '54