October 11, 2012

Hack Wilson, A Most Useful Player

When Hack Wilson had one of the best single season's in baseball history in 1930 [56 HRs, 191 RBIs, .356 BA, and an OPS of 1.177] he wasn't named National League MVP.  That wasn't a miscarriage of justice... it was just that the MVP award wasn't created until 1931.  Instead, the Baseball Writers Association named Hack the "most useful" player in the National League.

1961 Fleer #87 Hack Wilson

There just aren't too many Hack Wilson cards out there...the key card being his 1933 Goudey rookie is regularly several hundred dollars.  So the closest thing to vintage Wilson cards that are fairly easy to obtain would his cards from the 1960 and 1961 Fleer sets.  

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