Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Some Burt Hooton Autograph Cards

Burt Hooton was a very good pitcher for the Dodgers.  He was known for his mastery of a knuckle-curve that allowed him to win 112 games as a Dodger in 10 season.  Overall, Hooton started 265 games in Blue, completing 65 of them, while recording a 3.14 ERA, an ERA+ of 113, and a WAR of 24.3.  Burt Hooton will also be remembered for a great nickname- "Happy".  I guess with the kind of numbers described above, you've got to be happy camper. 

Featured here are a handful of Burt "Happy" Hooton autographed Baseball cards in my collection.  Above and directly below is a 2006 Fleer Greats of the Game Nickname Greats autographed card of Hooton.

Below are a couple of 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants autographed cards of Burt Hooton.  As you can see, there are two different versions shown below.  The card on the left is a silver variation, and on the right is a bronze variation.  From my understanding, a gold variation also exist.

Below is what the reverse of the cards look like.

Below are his career stats, via Baseball Reference:

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