Friday, January 2, 2015

Morgan, Marshall, Dark and Sauer

These four are #85 Bobby Morgan, #95 Willard Marshall, #109 Al Dark and #111 Hank Sauer.  I got Dark and Morgan TTM in August, about three months before he passed away.  Considering that, he gave me a really good signature.  Continuing with the theme of bad players with good teams, Hank Sauer, who hit 288 career home runs, was coming off a season in which he hit .270 with 37 home runs (tied for league lead with Ralph Kiner) and 121 RBI en route to winning the 1952 NL MVP Award.  That's a pretty good career for a guy who didn't make the majors for good until he was 31. Him and Dark, the 1948 MLB ROY (the last year there was only one for both leagues) both probably lost Hall of Fame careers due to World War II.    

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