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T205 Eddie Collins Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card with Gold Borders

T205 Eddie Collins Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card

Luckily for Eddie Collins, stealing in baseball is not a crime. If it were, he would be the fourth one in line to stand trial behind Rickey Henderson, Ty Cobb and Lou Brock, the onlythree thieves that have stolen more bases than Collins. Long before the "Black Sox" scandal of 1919 surfaced, Eddie "Cocky" Collins lit up the ERAs of opposing pitchers. He played hisfirst full season in 1909 with the Philadelphia Athletics and scorched opponents with a .346 average and 67 stolen bases. In 1910, Collins hit for a team-leading .422 average as the Athletics won the World Series.

When Collins signed with the Chicago White Sox, he had already played in four World Series, won three of them, and been named American League Most Valuable Player in 1914. In 1917,the "Cocky" second baseman hit an astounding .409 in the Chicagoís World Series victory over the New York Giants. Collins returned to his sixth World Series in 1919, but laterfound out eight of his White Sox teammates were paid off to throw the series. He did not let the incident bring him down as he hit his career best of .369 the following season.

Between his playing days with the White Sox and his final span with the Athletics from 1927-1930, Collins had a brief managing stint with Chicago.

Collins retired after the 1930 season, ranking eighth in career hits and fourth in lifetime steals. Unlike some of his "Black Sox" teammates, Collins was rewarded with hisinduction to baseballís Hall of Fame in 1939.

T205 Eddie Collins Reprint Card

T205 Eddie Collins Reprint Card

"If he'd (Ted Williams) just tip his cap once he could be elected Mayor of Boston in five minutes."- Eddie Collins

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