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Ed Delahanty
(b. October 30, 1867 - d. July 2, 1903)
One of five brothers to play in the majors, Ed Delahanty was perhaps baseball's premier hitter of the 1890s. He hit .400 three times with a .346 career mark. Unfortunately, he lived as hard as he played. In 1903, Delahanty was suspended for drinking. En route to his home, "Big Ed" (age 35) was kicked off a train, fell into the Niagara River, and was swept over the falls to his death.
 
Inducted in 1945
 
 
1950 Callahan Ed Delahanty PSA 8 NM-MT
     
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Comments: The 1950 Callahan issue has been a placeholder for Delahanty since 2003. I first purchase a raw card, then a PSA 7 and upgraded to this PSA 8 in January, 2006. Eventually, I'd like to buy a 1893 N142 Duke Cabinet.
   
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1950
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Callahan
Country: United States
Description: These cards which feature artist Mario DeMarco's drawings of Hall of Famers, were produced from 1950 through 1956 and sold by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and at major league ballparks. The cards measure 1-3/4" X 2-1/2" and include a detailed player biography on the back. When introduced in 1950 the set included all members of the Hall of Fame up to that time, and then new cards were added each year as more players were elected. Therefore, cards of players appearing in all previous editions are more common than those players who appeared in just one or two years. When the set was discontinued in 1956 it consisted of 82 cards, which is now a complete set. B.E. Callahan of Chicago, the publisher of "Who's Who in Baseball," produced the card set.
 
Example 1950 Callahan Box
Example 1950 Callahan Box