Eddie Mathews Upper Deck Epic Sig Century Legends auto

Up for bid is an authentically autographed 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Epic Signatures insert card authentically signed by 500 home run club member, Hall of Famer, and former teammate of the true all time home run king Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews. This card is in excellent condition. Scratches that appear in the scan are on the card holder, not the card.

Biography:

Edwin Lee "Eddie" Mathews ( October 13 , 1931 - February 18 , 2001 ) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen to play the game. ( James, Bill (2001). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract . New York: Free Press, 539. ISBN 07-5 . )

Born in Texarkana, Texas , Eddie Mathews was six years old when his family moved to Santa Barbara, California w he developed into a star high school player. Signed by the Boston Braves in 1949, he continued to shine in their farm system as a left-handed hitting third baseman who hit towering home runs .

Brought up to the major leagues in 1952, Eddie Mathews hit 25 home runs, including three in one game, breaking the record for rookies. In 1953 the Braves moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin w he batted .302, hit 47 home runs, and drove in 135 runs. For nine straight seasons he hit at least 30 home runs, including leading the National
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