Wednesday, December 18, 2019

#122 Elmer Valo

#122 Elmer Valo
35 of 274
12.8% complete

"His Walk About" - Between 1940 and 1961 Elmer Valo appeared in Major League games in 20 different seasons, 15 of them with the Philadelphia and Kansas City Athletics.  He spent brief stints with five other franchises as well.  A .282 career hitter, Valo compiled 1,420 hits, and batted over .300 on five different occasions.

"That's Not a Knife" - It's a relocating franchise.  Elmer was an Athletic when the team moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City, he was Dodger when the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and he was a Senator when the team moved from Washington to Minnesota.

"More of a love bite really..." - Some corner wear is the only thing I can really find to nitpick about with regards to the condition of this card.

"Down Under" - Valo is card #34 in the 1952 set.  As much as find the '52 to be a very nice looking baseball card, I prefer this '53.  Valo extends the '53 set's lead to 19-14-1.

"At the Oscars"
150th All-Time Career Walks
2nd AL Stolen Bases '50
3rd AL Stolen Bases '49
10th AL Batting Average '51
3rd AL Triples '49
5th AL Triples '51
8th AL RBI's '49
9th AL Doubles '49
7th AL Triples '42
0.7% of Hall of Fame Vote '67

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