Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OBRC: '85 TOPPS ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS EARL WEBB


TYPICAL LOOKING TOUGH GUY FROM THE '30s.




PLAYED ONLY SEVEN SEASONS.


WHY I LIKE IT

  • This card has more to do with Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's pursuit of Earl Webb's season doubles record of 67 than Webb himself. Still, I began wondering if I had a Webb card and found this one. As you can see, he hit 43 percent of his career doubles during that 1931 season, when he also batted .333 with 14 homers and 103 RBI. He never again hit more than 28 doubles, eight homers or drove in more than 78.

WHAT'S THE STORY?

  • Part of a 44-card box set Topps manufactured for Boardwalk and Baseball during a time when these little collections packaged like playing cards were everywhere.

HOW I ACQUIRED IT



NOT BAD WITH THE GLOVE EITHER.




JULY SLUMP HAS HIM NOW ON PACE FOR 60 DOUBLES.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a set worth tracking down. Nice topical tie-in. Thanks for sharing.

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