#20 Hank Thompson
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"His Walk About" - After debuting with the St. Louis Browns in 1947 (becoming just the third player to break the "color line"), Thompson would spend his next 8 seasons as a New York Giant, retiring in 1956 with 801 hits over 9 years. A .267 career hitter, Thompson collected 100+ hits in a season on five occassions, and broke the 20 home run mark three times.
"That's Not a Knife" - It's a New York City taxi cab. Following his playing career, Thompson worked as a cab driver in New York before falling on some tough times. He died of a seizure at the age of 43 in 1969.
"More of a love bite really..." - There is some pretty good creasing and edge wear going on with this card, but nothing that I would go so far as to call a problem. All in all it looks pretty good for it's age.
"Down Under" - Thompson is card #3 in the 1952 set. I really like both of these cards, but I think I slightly prefer the '52 over the '53. That cuts the '53 set's lead to 25-21-7.