Gil Hodges, 1st Baseman, Brooklyn Dodgers, from Picture Cards, series 6 (R406-6) issued by Bowman Gum
Issued by Bowman Gum Company
Commerical color lithograph
Sheet: 3 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (7.9 x 5.3 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Burdick 327, R406-6.72
Not on view
Number 80 in series. Trade cards from the set, "Picture Cards," series 6 (R406-6), issued in 1952 by Bowman Gum.
Inscription: Printed facsimile autograph on lower portion of card: Gil Hodges Printed text on verso of card: GIL HODGES/ [illegible]-Brooklyn Dodgers/ Born: Princeton, Ind., April. [illegible]/ Height: 6-1 1/2" Weight: 200/ Bats: Right Throws: Right/ During about half of the 1951/ season, Gil was even with or/ ahead of Babe Ruth's record/ breaking home run pace. A/ late-season slump spoiled his/ chance for the record. In all/ he hit 40 homers. He banged out 25 triples. Drove in 103/ runs. Compiled an average/ of .268./ No. 80 in the 1952 SERIES/ BASEBALL/ PICTURE CARDS/ Get a $1.00 value Baseball Cap of your favorite/ major league team by sending 5 wrappers and 50/ cents to BOWMAN Baseball, P.O. BOX 234, New/ York 23, N.Y. State size: small, medium or large./ copyright 1952 Bowman Gum Division, Haelan Labora-/tories, Inc., Phila. 44, Pa. - Ptd. in U.S.A.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)