Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Collection: N28 Bennett

I can't believe how far behind I am on some of my post. Here is my second 1888 Baseball Allen & Ginter N28 card of Charlie W. Bennett. As you can see it has been well loved.

Charlie Bennett was a highly regarded defensive catcher for the Detroit Wolverines and Boston Beaneaters in the 19th century. He would go on to lead the National League in fielding percentage as a catcher 7 times, and putouts 3 times. Bennett is also credited with inventing the chest protector. After he lost his leg in a train accident a Baseball stadium at Michigan and Trumball in Detroit was named in his honor, Bennett Field. In fact, he was so loved he threw out the first pitch on Opening Day for the first 26 years of the Detroit Tigers existence until his death in 1927.


  1. Nice story of one beloved player.. Very well said.

  2. To have an '88 Baseball Allen & Ginter in one's collection is pretty awesome no matter the condition. Pretty cool!!!


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