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Ted Kluszewski, born on September 10, 1924, in Argo, Illinois, was a prominent professional baseball player known for his imposing physical presence and exceptional power at the plate. Kluszewski played as a first baseman in the Major Leagues from 1947 to 1961. He spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, where he made a significant impact as a feared slugger. Kluszewski’s muscular physique, often showcased by his sleeveless jerseys, earned him the nickname “Big Klu.” He had a remarkable ability to hit for both average and power, consistently posting impressive home run and RBI numbers. Kluszewski was a four-time All-Star and finished in the top ten of MVP voting four times. He played a pivotal role in leading the Reds to two National League pennants in 1949 and 1956.
This lot is a Ted Kluszewski baseball card #25 produced by Topps in 1956.
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This item has wear appropriate to its age. It has some light scratches on the left side of the ball cap and a small indentation in the middle of the top edge. It may have corner bumps, edge wear, scuffs, stains, smudges, scratches, or dirt. Please review the included photos of the actual item to make a complete determination of its condition.