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Saturday, March 22, 2014

2001 UD Hall of Famers White Sox to Indians

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.

I'll bet Dime Box Nick would pay 20 cents for this one, but he probably did get one for a dime.  And the lights are on but it looks more like an overcast Chicago day than an awesome night card.  Sorry Owl.
"He (Hoyt Wilhelm) had the best knuckleball you'd ever want to see. He knew where it was going when he threw it, but when he got two strikes on you, he'd break out one that even he didn't know where it was going." - Brooks Robinson

It's always a bonus to see Negro League legends in a set.
Buck was known as the Black Lou Gehrig and with teammate Josh Gibson often called the Thunder Twins.

The Heater from Van Meter.  He lost 4 prime years to the war.
Boudreau rode his horse hard in 1946.  48 starts?  371 innings?  Rapid Robert ended up winning 26 games for a team that finished 68-86.  Second highest win total on the team was Allie Reynolds with 11.

He's not just a name on an award kids.
A different era but numbers that will never be matched.

"Satchel Paige was the toughest pitcher I ever faced. I couldn't do much with him. All the years I played there, I never got a hit off of him. He threw fire." - Buck Leonard
"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."

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