Sunday, July 23, 2017

#9 Joe Collins




#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.


"Awards Season"
33rd in 1952 AL MVP voting
9th in AL Triples '52
10th in AL Home Runs '53
3rd in Assists for 1B in '54



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