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Card # 82 Helmar This Great Game
Player Position Team
Cox, Billy Sitting in dugout Brooklyn Dodgers
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 97.50 8 7 5 February 22, 2023

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About the Player

From the 'This Great Game' card back: Obstacles? Billy Cox didn’t believe in them. In World War II he once had his helmet blown off in an explosion. He patted his head, dusted off his lid, and kept fighting. In the South Pacific he contracted malaria, which left him with a dreadful stomach ailment for years, but it didn’t stop him from playing in the big leagues after the war. As third baseman for Brooklyn he was overshadowed by superstar teammates, but Billy shrugged it off and did it his job, playing in three World Series for the Dodgers. “I know when the ball goes to third, Billy’s got it,” teammate Don Newcombe said. 

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, Brooklyn Dodgers
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3Hodges, GilStanding$ 60.99
6REESE, Pee WeeFull figure, two bats$ 63.00
18SNIDER, DukeSitting, smiling$ 69.07
27DRYSDALE, DonPortrait, leaning on left elbow$ 87.50
36Black, JoeFolded arms$ 37.00
38CAMPANELLA, RoyDugout$ 86.00
71Gilliam, JimLeaning on bat$ 124.50
80Amoros, SandyBatting cage $ 69.50
81Branca, RalphFull figure follow through$ 97.50
82Cox, BillySitting in dugout$ 97.50
83Erskine, CarlPortrait chest up$ 72.50
84Furillo, CarlBatting stance at camera$ 77.78
86Loes, BillyPortrait chest up$ 86.55
88Newcombe, DonHands on hips$ 59.89
90ROBINSON, JackieBat horizontal at knees$ 260.00
93Neal, Charlielooking up after swing$ 59.89
97Podres, JohnnySet position$ 108.05
99Roseboro, JohnnyCatching position$ 100.50
118Roe, PreacherYellow pole$ 80.00
124Bridges, Rockyblue buildings$ 76.55
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Helmar This Great Game #82 Billy Cox Brooklyn Dodgers
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Final prices include buyers premium: $11.00
Estimate: $58.00 - $98.00
Number Bids:1

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