Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Phavorite Phillies Cards: Top Ten List- #3

3. 1934 Goudey- Charles (Chuck) Klein

This is the oldest Hall of Fame Phillie card that I have in my collection. This card is technically a Cubs card, as Klein was dealt to the Cubs after the 1933 season. But he's still wearing Phillies red, so I count it. Also, it's cooler than the almost identical 1933 issue, because it has the "Lou Gehrig says..." border at the bottom.

---------------------------------->1933 Goudey Chuck Klein<-------------------------------

Chuck Klein is still very clearly one of the most talented offensive players in Phillies history.

Before Ryan Howard, Klein was the Phillies career leader in both OPS and Slugging %.

In 1933 Klein had a triple crown season (.368, 28 HRs, 120 RBIs) and still managed to be the runner up to Carl Hubbell for that year's N.L. MVP.

There aren't many pre-1948 (Bowman era) Phillies Hall of Famers cards, primarily because the Phillies just don't have many Hall of Famers from that era.

One vintage Phillie Hall of Famer card that is at the very top of my wish list is the following:

This is a very rare, very expensive 1915 Cracker Jack Grover Cleveland Alexander card. A thing of beauty- and not likely acquirable until I win the lottery.

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