Thursday, December 20, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #35 - Al Rosen

Al Rosen (b. 1924) played in the majors from 1947 to 1956 for the Indians.  The 1953 AL MVP, Rosen had 1,063 hits, 192 home runs and a career average of .285.  He only played in 10 seasons and only 7 of those were full seasons, but when Rosen was in the lineup, he was a force.  He hit 20 or more home runs in 6 of those 7 seasons, with his career high being the 43 that he hit in 1953.  He was a 4-time All Star and had one at bat in the 1948 World Series, which the Indians won.  He is actually one of the few living players left from that 1948 team.

Rosen is a great TTM signer.  He was actually one of the first TTM successes that I got.

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