From 1940 through 1944 the only player inducted into Cooperstown was Rogers Hornsby in 1942. To put that into perspective professional baseball had been around for 60+ years and the Hall of Fame had only enshrined 22 players. The next 60 years would see 190 players. The class from 1945 included nine gentlemen and all but Jim O'Rourke fit on this binder page. This is the one time I wish I wasn't using pockets to mark the election year!
1992 Conlon, #459 -- Roger Bresnahan
1980 TCMA Baseball Immortals, #30 -- Dan Brouthers
2012 Panini Cooperstown, #25 -- Fred Clarke
1980 TCMA Baseball Immortals, #32 -- Jimmy Collins
2011 TriStar Obak, #20 -- Ed Delahanty
For the record, I need to upgrade this card also. I like the lightning in the background, but the card focuses on the Delahanty brothers, not solely on Big Ed.
2012 Panini Cooperstown, #27 -- Hugh Duffy
All you need to know about Duffy from his playing days is what you can find from 1894 season: 160 runs, 51 doubles, 16 triples, 18 homers, 145 RBI, 48 stolen bases, a 0.440 average and 66 walks to 15 strikeouts. 18 homers in the dead ball era? Noticing how he had 500+ career steals I'm thinking many of those home runs were of the in-the-park variety.
1980 TCMA Baseball Immortals, #32 -- Hugh Jennings
2012 Panini Cooperstown, #28 -- King Kelly
Overall, this probably my least inspiring page in my binder. The eight names on this page aren't your more common HOF names. When compared to the previous three pages I believe this page needs the most work on upgrading. As I've stated before, I don't care for cards from the same set on the same page and the trio from Panini Cooperstown and TCMA Baseball Immortals needs a trimming. All in good time I suppose!
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