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Card # 73 Helmar This Great Game
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Hutchinson, Fred Full figure follow through Detroit Tigers
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$ 96.00 11 8 3 April 10, 2024

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About the Player

From the "This Great Game" card back: Though he missed four prime seasons while serving in the Navy during WWII, Fred has made up for lost time, averaging 15 wins from 1946 through 1950. “Hutch” utilizes pinpoint control and command of up to four pitches to confuse enemy batters. In no season has the Seattle native walked more than 66 batters, and though he allows his share of hits, Fred uses the double play ball to wiggle from trouble. 

About the Series

This series marks a step in a new direction for Helmar. For the first time we take a serious look at baseball in the 1950's and then, perhaps, the 1960's. The game found itself changing dramatically in this post WWII era, influenced by both the larger society and technological innovation. The color barrier may have been officially broken in 1947 but the acceptance of black players by the big league clubs came slowly, if surely. Reliable and inexpensive air transportation paved the way for geographic expansion. The game, which had been centered in the East and Midwest, found new opportunities along the West Coast.

The very center of the baseball world through the decade was New York City. New York teams competed in every World Series through the decade except for 1959. In many of those years both teams competing were from the city. Interestingly, New York also became the center of the art world at the same time. Migration after WWII brought many creatives to the Big Apple and movements such as abstract, modernism, surrealism and avant-garde.

Studying the era has inspired Helmar to use bold, often surreal colors in this series. We hope that you will join us as we explore this era of change.

Card size: 3" x 4"

Individually Numbered 1-20

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Helmar This Great Game, Detroit Tigers
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
4KELL, GeorgeFull figure throwing$ 49.48
13KALINE, AlBatting follow through$ 58.00
15Kuenn, HarveyBatting stance, side view$ 47.00
19BUNNING, JimSitting portrait$ 66.00
51NEWHOUSER, HalPitching follow through$ 46.00
73Hutchinson, FredFull figure follow through$ 96.00
121Trout, DizzyPurple sky$ 69.89
130Boone, RayLeaning forward$ 0.00


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Helmar This Great Game #73 Fred Hutchinson Detroit Tigers
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This is a recent, hand-made art card by HELMAR. If you are unfamiliar with Helmar, please read about the series on our website.

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