Ed Mathews (1954 – Topps #30)

Edwin Lee “Eddie” Mathews played 3rd base for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta (the only person to play in all 3 cities) for 15 years (1952 – 1966) before ending his career as a Detroit Tiger in 1968. With the Braves he was a 2-time National League home run champion (1953 and ’59) and was the first man to grace the cover of “Sports Illustrated” (1954).   He was a 12-time All-Star and a 2-time World Series champion. His uniform number (#41) has been retired by the Braves in Atlanta.  Eddie Mathews was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1978 and he was voted to the All-Century Team in 1999.

Ed Mathews 1954 Topps #30

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One response to “Ed Mathews (1954 – Topps #30)

  1. All I can about Eddie Matthews was that whenever he came up to the plate to hit, you would not be surprised if he knocked out a home run as he hit so many for the Braves! He was a great hitter and all around great baseball player and deserves to be on any & all All-Star teams! Jimmy, you sure have an unbelievable card collection here! These cards are not around anymore like they were over 60 yrs ago when we were too young to appreciate how their value would rise so much as the years went by! PG

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