Monday, July 8, 2013

#238 Art Houtteman

#238 Art Houtteman
Progress: 1st of this card
88 of 407  21.6% complete
How acquired: $3.75 on ebay
Condition: Good
This card has taken a pretty good beating over the years, but has held up pretty well.  I'm not sure how to explain it, but I've seen cards in worse shape that have taken less abuse.  This one's a fighter, or just lucky to have been printed with an unusually strong sheet of cardboard or ink.  In any event, it's a welcome addition to my collection.

Stats: 12 seasons, All-Star, 87 wins, led AL with 20 Losses in '52

Best Hall of Fame Showing: 1% 1964

1 comment:

  1. From fractured skull to 15 game winner in 1949! You learn the neatest stuff from the backs of these cards.

    Glad to see this post, btw. I was worried you'd given up. ,-)