Monday, May 22, 2017

#255 Clyde Vollmer

#225 Clyde Vollmer
Progress: 1st of this card
240 of 407 59% complete
How acquired: $2.29 on eBay
Condition: Very Good
I seem to pick up cards in random spurts of the same team.  After feeling like every card I was posting was a White Sox, Vollmer is now the third Red Sox in a row.  It doesn't feel that way when I'm buying them, but I'm also a lot more focused on the number on the back of the card than I am the logo on the front of them when I'm buying these.  This Vollmer was a welcome find at this price.  I'm not sure how many more "needs" I'll be able to secure under the $5 threshold, let alone at this number.

Vollmer was coming off of his best (and what would remain his best) MLB season in 1951 when this card was printed.  Vollmer never made an All-Star team during his ten seasons, but does go into the record books for being one of the only players to hit a home run on the first pitch (not just first at-bat) they ever saw, becoming the 4th player to do so on May 31, 1942 off of Max Butcher.  I have no idea how many guys have done it as of today.  

Stats: 10 seasons, 508 hits, 69 home runs, 339 RBI, .251 avg.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A


  1. Gotta love a Bosox player. Guy was pretty good

  2. Looks like 30 guys have done it at this point. 15 from each league. Last one was last year by the Cubs' catcher Contreras