Sunday, March 3, 2013

1951 Topps #A-44: Sid Hudson, Washington Senators, P

Sid Hudson was born on 1/3/1915 in Coalfield, TN.  He began pitching for the Washington (Nationals) Senators in 1940, and became an all-star by '41 and '42.  Hudson took the next three years off to serve in the Army Air Corp (Air Force) during WWII, but went back to the Senators in 1946.  An interesting note is that Hudson was the opposing (and winning) pitcher against the Yankees on the day that Babe Ruth made his last public appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1947.  He was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1952 where he would finish out his playing career by the end of 1954.  Hudson remained with the Red Sox as a scout through 1960, and then went back to the Senators/Rangers as their pitching coach for many years afterward.  Sid Hudson passed away in Waco, TX on 10/10/2008 at the age of 93.

BV: $10.00 (for commons)
Cost: $2.62 (paid 26% BV)
Condition: FR 1.5 (worth 10% BV)
Completion: 11 of 104 (10% complete)
Comment:  Well, I've finally completed over a tenth of this set (almost 20% of you're counting only Redbacks).  Since I've never heard of S.Hudson, I'd have to consider him a common player, although I'm starting to notice his name in other sets that I'm collecting, such as '52, '53, and '54.  I'd have to consider this a FAIR condition card.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog yesterday. This is the most 1951 cards I've seen together, ever.

    Nice job!