Monday, July 28, 2014

1952 Topps Eddie Gaedel


In 1951, the Cleveland Browns staged a publicity stunt, where midget Eddie Gaedel popped out of a birthday cake, and pinch-hit. Gaedel drew a walk on 4 pitches, giving him a career 1.000 On-Base Percentage. Topps was just starting to make baseball cards in the '50's, and didn't include Gaedel in their set. As far as I know, Gaedel still hasn't appeared on a Topps card, although Upper Deck has 1 or 2. This "Topps card that never was" is the first card in my Jeremy's Custom Cards set.

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