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Dan Brouthers


National Baseball Hall of Fame card collection post...

In his 19 year career (1879-1896 and 1904), Hall of Famer Dan Brouthers led the league in runs (2x), hits (3x), doubles (3x), triples, homeruns (2x), RBIs (2x), average (5x), OBP (5x), and SLG (7x). He finished with a .342/.423/.520 slash line, and is acknowledged as the first great slugger in big league history.

2004 National Baseball Hall of Fame Postcard.

1976 SSPC card #12 (error - Brouthers misspelled)

1987 Baseball Immortals card #30.

1989 Baseball Wit #102.

1981 Detroit News #80.

I haven't come across very many "retro" cards of Brouthers, But I do like the small assortment here. 

Stay safe,

CinciCuse Bill

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  1. Pretty cool that he led the league in hits, doubles, triples, and home runs. I wonder how many players are part of that club.

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  2. Dude had a great mustache!

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