1952 TOPPS Baseball Cards
Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.
Mickey Harris was born on this day in 1917 Walt Dropo was born on this day in 1923
Sandy Amoros* was born on this day in 1930
1) Outfielder Bobby Thomson and catcher Sam Calderone* were traded by the
New York Giants to the Milwaukee Braves on this date in 1954 for
pitcher Don Liddle*, pitcher Johnny Antonelli, and infielder Billy Klaus*
2) Pitcher Harvey Haddix*, catcher Smoky Burgess, and infielder Don Hoak*
were traded by the Cincinnati Redlegs to the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1959 for
Whammy Douglas, infielder/outfielder Frank Thomas*, John Powers, , and Jim Pendleton.
3) Pitcher Tom Morgan was purchased by the Los Angeles Angels from the Minnesota Twins in 1961 on this date.
4) On this date in 1962, former Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges was signed to a $33,000 contract by the New York Mets.
5) Also on this date in 1962, the New York Mets signed as a free agent, catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg .
Max Lanier died on this date in 2007