Daily Archives: January 9, 2010

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #8

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #8

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #8

The eighth and final card of this subset pays tribute to Williams’ election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.  Williams earned 282 of the 302 votes cast and gained entry into Cooperstown on his first ballot.  About the occasion, Williams said, “I find it difficult to say what is really in my heart, but I know this is the greatest thrill of my life”.

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #7

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #7

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #7

This card honors Williams’ achievement of reaching the ‘500 Home Run Club’.  At the age of 42, Williams became just the 4th member of the elite club joining Babe Ruth, Jimmie Fox, and Mel Ott.  In total, he crushed 521 home runs which lands him tied at 18th place on the all-time list in major league history.

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #6

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #6

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #6

This card pays homage to Williams being named the 1950’s ‘Player of the Decade’.  While missing almost 2 full seasons to help the US with the war in Korea, Williams was still able to solidify himself as the game’s brightest star.  In that decade, Williams hit under .300 just once and that was due to injury.  For the remainder of the seasons, he continued to excel as he hit between .317 and .388 each year.  And the home runs kept coming too – 227 of them, in fact!!!

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #5

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #5

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #5

Sandwiched in between his 1946 and 1949 MVP Awards, Ted Williams played some pretty good baseball.  In fact, his efforts were so strong that in 1947 he won his second American League Triple Crown Award!!!  While batting .343, Williams also hit 32 home runs and drove in 114 RBI.  Of his 32 homers in that ’47 season, eight of them gave the Red Sox a victory!!

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #4

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #4

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #4

This card pays tribute to the 2 American League MVP Awards that Ted Williams won during his major league career.  Coming in 1946 and again in 1949, Williams solidified his spot as one of the greatest players of the decade with these 2 accomplishments.  In 1946, Williams hit .342 while smashing 38 home runs, collecting 123 RBI and scoring 142 runs.  And in 1949, he closed out the decade by hitting .343 as he crushed 43 homers, drove in 159 RBI and scored an astonishing 150 runs.

WoW – Imagine what he would have done in the World Series…

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #3

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #3

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #3

This card pays tribute to the sensational offensive season that Ted Williams put together during the 1942 baseball campaign.  Already a proven superstar, Williams again took the sport by storm and elevated his status to elite by winning the American League’s Triple Crown award.  A true offensive threat, Williams hit .356 with 36 home runs and 137 RBI!!!

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #2

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #2

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #2

This card pays tribute to Ted Williams and his incredible batting average of .406 during the 1941 baseball season.  At the age of just 22, Williams figured out American League pitching and staked his claim as the sport’s best hitter.  Going into the last game of the 1941 season, Williams was hitting  .3995 and if he sat out the games, his average would have remained just short of the iconic .400 level he hoped to surpass.  On that last day of the season, Williams played in a double-header and went 6-for-8 leaving no doubt about his place in history!!!

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #1

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams Subset – Card #1

I picked up this 8-card subset in December at a baseball card show for $1.00.  For the low price of just 12.5 cents per card, I would gladly stock up on anything that had to do with one of the greatest offensive players this sport has ever seen.

Card #1

This card pays tribute to 1939 – Ted Williams’ rookie season with the Boston Red Sox.  Williams was a starter for the Red Sox on Opening Day and had success throughout the season.  By the end of the season, Williams put up some very impressive numbers for a newcomer.  Batting .327 with 31 home runs, 44 doubles, 11 triples, and driving in 145 runs, Williams played like a seasoned veteran.  And he did all of this at the young age of 20!!!