08 February 2009

in with the old

this is the oldest dodger card i own. it's a 1951 topps red back gil hodges.hodges debuted in 1943, going 0 for 2 in a single game. he missed the rest of the 1943 season, along with the 1944 and 1945 seasons while serving in the military. in 1950, he hit four homers in a game. his 17 bases in that game (he also had a single) tied the major league record.

he was quite a clouting first baseman, indeed!

4 comments:

shanediaz82 said...

That is a beauty!

night owl said...

Cool!

Tribe Cards sent me the oldest Dodger that I own. How about that?

Dinged Corners said...

Great card of a great baseball hero.

deal said...

Great player to have your earliest card of, and it looks like it is in pretty darn good condition. I am pretty fond of those 1951s