Cael’s Collection – Hal Trosky Cut Auto 9/15

Cael’s Collection  – Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Baseball Cards


I posted a Cael’s Collection post early in my blogging career about a Hal Trosky cut autograph card. I picked up a different one from the 2011 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball set early last month. It is a Legendary Black Cut Signatures card CLE-HT serial numbered 9/15 but it doesn’t have quite of nice a cut as the previous cut auto. This did come at a much cheaper price at $27 via Ebay.

Hal Trosky was part of the 1931 Cedar Rapids Bunnies squad that finished 2nd in the Mississippi Valley League with a mark of 74-52 under manager Paul Speraw. Hal hit .302 with three home runs in 164 at bats as an 18 year old.

Trosky played 11 season for the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. The Norway, IA native posted a career batting average of .302 with 228 home runs and 1012 RBI.

Hal Trosky Bio page from the Norway Baseball Museum

The earlier entry about our baseball card team set giveaway coming up this Sunday got me thinking. I started this blog in February 2011 and one of the early categories of posts was named Cael’s Collection. It highlighted the baseball cards of Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni that I have picked up over the years. Cael is now 2 1/2 and someday all these will be his, so he gets the naming rights of this portion of my blog. Unfortunately for him, most of my cards are of minimal value, but the fun is in the hunt I suppose.

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