Monday, August 24, 2020

#190 Dixie Walker

#190 Dixie Walker
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"His Walk About" - Dixie hit .306 and collected 2,064 hits over the course of 18 MLB seasons split between five different clubs.  He spent 9 years as a Brooklyn Dodger, 5 seasons as a Yankee and also did stints with the White Sox, Tigers, and Pirates.  You may notice this card of him as a Cardinal is as a "Coach," as Dixie retired following the 1949 season.  A 5x All-Star as a member of the Dodgers, Dixie recieved MVP votes in seven different seasons, finishing as high as 3rd (1944) and 2nd (1946).

"That's Not a Knife" - It's a guy from Alabama nicked named "Dixie" petitioning to keep Jackie Robinson from integrating baseball.  That's one way to ruin what would otherwise be a pretty decent legacy as a player.

"More of a love bite really..." - This card is slightly off-centered and has some well rounded corners, but no major flaws.  It's a perfectly acceptable copy.

"Down Under" - Walker is not featured in the '52 set. That keeps the '53 set's lead at 25-18-6.

"At the Oscars"
5x All-Star
NL Batting Champion '44
NL RBI Champion '45
Led NL Triples '37
2nd NL MVP Voting '46
3rd NL MVP Voting '44
6th NL MVP Voting '40
3rd NL Batting Avg. '46
6th NL Batting Avg. 48
2nd NL RBI's '46
2nd NL Hits '46
4th NL Hits '44
5th NL Hits '45
7th NL Home Runs '33

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