Friday, November 19, 2021

First Complete Team Set of '51B

While replacing my reprints with incoming originals, I noticed that I had just completed the Detroit Tigers team.  The reason you are seeing Phillies cards up front and Athletics cards at the end is because of Win Percentage.  In 1951 the Phillies had a .474 Win Percentage.  The Tigers also had a .474 Win Percentage but I chose to put the Phillies first since they had just appeared in the 1950 World Series.  When there's a tie, I just have to pick a team to go first.  The Philadelphia A's had a .455 Win Percentage.  The Tigers were the 10th ranked team out of 16 total for 1951.  The first Tiger shown, Red Rolfe, played for the Yankees from 1931-1942.  He played with legends like Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing.  He was part of the 4 straight World Series victories from 1936–1939.  Hall of Famer, George Kell, is also shown towards the end of the Tigers line-up.  Cards within team set are organized by birthday from oldest to youngest.   

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