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Walter Alston
(b. December 1, 1911 - d. October 1, 1984)
"Smokey" Alston struck out in his only big league at-bat.In 23 years at the helm of the Dodgers, however, all under one-year contracts, Alston led the club to seven pennants and four world championships. Under his patient leadership, the Dodgers made pitching and defense a winning combination. His career record is 2,040 wins and 1,613 losses for a .558 winning percentage.
Inducted in 1983
1952 Parkhurst Frostade Walt Alston #66 PSA 7 NM
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Comments: In 2003, this slot was occupied with a 1964 Topps issue. I recall buying a '52 Parkhurst PSA 5 to replace it sometime in April, 2005 on eBay. Then, in 2008, I found this beauty sitting in a dealer case at The National Sports Collectors Convention. It made my show. Currently, this PSA 7 is the highest graded example in the country. I enjoy reading the back advertisement. Slightly touched corners. Clean reverse. 40-60 centering.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1952
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Parkhurst
Country: Canada
Description: Produced by a Canadian competitor to Kool-Aid, this 100-card set features players from three International League teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Royals and Ottawa Athletics, along with cards featuring baseball playing tips and quizzes. Measuring 2" X 2-1/2", the cards feature black-and-white player photos on front. Backs are printed in red and have a few biographical details, 1951 stats and an ad for Frostade.