Thursday, March 30, 2017

#39 Paul "Dizzy" Trout

#39 Paul "Dizzy" Trout
Progress: 1st of this card
215 of 407  52.8% complete
How acquired: $7.58 on eBay
Condition: Very Good
An All-Star with a catchy nickname equates to a '52 of a player most people have heard of that won't break the bank.  It took me awhile to track down a copy of this card, but it was mostly due to my own stubburness.  While I harbor not ill-will towards Dizzy, I think the picture is kind of bland and he just wasn't a guy I was going to break the $10 mark for.  Most people aren't so picky, and this card typically goes in the low to mid-teens.  Dizzy also endeared himself to Tigers fans by spending a good number of years as a radio guy with the Tigers.  I'm guessing he must have over lapped with Ernie Harwell (Harwell FYI, was a huge card collector, and his collection was ultimately donated to the Detroit Public Library.)

Stats: 15 seasons, 2x All-Star, 170 wins, led AL in wins (20) '43, led AL in ERA (2.12), CG (33), IP (352.1) in '44.  World Series Champion with Detroit in 1945 (0.66 ERA in 13.2 IP, 1 start, 1 relief appearance), and 20 career home runs as a batter (the DH is dumb)

Best Hall of Fame Showing: 0.5% 1964

1 comment:

  1. Trout's son, Steve, also pitched in the big leagues. Dizzy's SABR bio is well worth reading: