Gil Hodges, 1st Baseman, Brooklyn Dodgers, from Picture Cards, series 5 (R406-5) issued by Bowman Gum
Issued by Bowman Gum Company
Commercial 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, R406-5.2
Not on view
Number 7 in series. Trade cards from the set, "Picture Cards," series 5 (R406-5), issued in 1951 by Bowman Gum.
Inscription: Printed text on lower portion of card: GIL HODGES Printed text on verso of card: GIL HODGES/ First Base-Brooklyn Dodgers/ Born: Princeton, Ind., April 4, 1924/ Height: 6-1 1/2 Weight: 200/ Bats: Right Throws: Right/ By slamming four home runs/ against the Braves, Aug. 31, / 1950, Gil hung up a modern/ NL record. He added a single/ to the parade, and the 17 to-/tal bases set a new mark for/ the majors. By taking part in 153 double plays in 1950,/ Gil achieved a new first base-/man's fielding record. He/ drove in 113 runs on a .283/ batting average. Gil was a/ catcher until giving first base a fling in 1948./ No. 7 in the 1951 SERIES/ BASEBALL/ PICTURE CARDS/ copyright 1951 Bowman Gum, Inc., Phila., Pa., U.S.A.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)