Tuesday, April 14, 2015

#71 Tom Upton

#71 Tom Upton
Progress: 1st of this card
133 of 407   32.7% complete
How acquired: $1.18 on ebay
Condition: Fair
I'm pretty sure those aren't tape stains, but are in fact the rements of the actual tape.  Over the last 60+ years they've merged with the card to the point that the two are now one and the same.  It's a pretty common ocurrance with these 52's.  Upton, like a large number of the players featured in this set, didn't have much of a major league career.  A likely by product of being a start up struggling to get contracts.  Struggle that is for Topps, not Upton, though he apparently struggled to find a contract after the '51 season as well.

Stats: 3 seasons, 118 hits, 2 home runs

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that he is listed as having attended four different colleges. And he ended up back in the Yankees' chain after being part of the Jackie Jensen to the Nats deal.

    The tape just gives this card some history. Some kid put his 52s in a photo album.