9.06.2008

1909 T206
Johnny Evers

Johnny Evers played in 18 major league seasons and compiled a .270 average with 1,659 hits, 538 RBI and 12 homers. Those are career numbers. Yet he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Huh?

I wonder if Evers' election was more of a reaction to being the second baseman in the famous Tinkers to Evers to Chance double-play combination?

I found this card on eBay and was fascinated by its history. The previous owner said that the cards' damage is, in part, a result of Hurricane Katrina.

The card came from Mississippi.

The card has obvious paper loss and, on further inspection, looks like it has some water damage.

A great story for a great card of a fair player who happens to be in the hall of fame.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

cool new layout

dayf said...

Awesome T206 card. Even with chunks out of it it's gorgeous. As for his Hall of Fame credentials, don't forget Johnny the Crab led the 1914 Miracle Braves to the Championship with an MVP season.

POBC said...

I agree about his MVP season but when I looked up his stats the other day I was surprised at his lack of numbers. I always considered him a major Hall-of-Famer. But after looking up the numbers I'm not so sure. I just wonder if his relationship with Tinker and Evers gave him an advantage.

Anonymous said...

The Tinker to Evers to Chance combo would have been much less without Johnny Evers. I have two sets of these cards, and they are the ones that I constanly look at as representational of baseball of that era. Good on Johnny Evers for making it into the Hall.