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.
Elmer Valo was born on this day in 1921 Del Crandall was born on this day in 1930
1) On this date in 1922, NY Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth** became the highest paid ballplayer when he
signed a three year contract paying him $50,000 per year.
** Babe Ruth shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See card.
2) In 1936 on this date, the St.Louis Cardinals* traveled to Cuba and were
defeated by the Cuban All-Star team. Louis Tiant Sr. pitched for the Cubans. Dizzy and Paul Dean,
who were holding out, did not participate.
Leo Thomas* died on this date in 2001