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Monday, March 24, 2014

2001 UD Hall of Famers -- Mets to Pirates

I really miss sets like this 2001 UD Hall of Famers.  I picked this one up for $8.00 shipped.  Lets look at them all.
Here's Tom Terrific looking very pleased.
14-2, 2.55 ERA in the 1981 strike year.  Tom pitched pretty well at age 39-40 for the White Sox.  These days you can make a lot of money going 31-22 and averaging 33 starts and 220 innings.

An aside here.  I know this isn't a set of every Hall of Fame member but as we go on I'm starting to notice the omissions.  The next team is a case in point.

Is there anyone out there who doesn't like this guy?
For a 3rd baseman Brooksie's numbers don't really pop.  As the first bullet point indicates he's in the Hall more for he defense and perhaps leadership.  Not that 2848 hits is anything to sneeze at.

This guy was a beast.  He saved his best for my Cubs, most hits, most home runs, most RBIs.  I'm sure he robbed a bunch of Cubs hitters of extra base hits as well.
Mike said if he had taken steroids he would have hit 800 home runs.  I believe him.  Upper Deck made him a .302 hitter.  Sorry Mike, it was a solid .267.

This photo was taken after Roberto's last regular season hit, his 3000th.
Outstanding  but his defensive numbers are up there as well.  No right fielder has more career assists.

The long time Mets broadcaster died last month at the age of 91.
Short but sweet.

If Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub, is Willie Stargell Mr. Pirate?

The Flying Dutchman was one of the original five.
Gaudy numbers.  1732 RBIs with only 101 HRs.  


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