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BOB "RED" WILSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 291133

RED WILSON Signature of an All-American center at Wisconsin who passed up an NFL career to play baseball Signature: "Bob 'Red' Wilson", 5x3 card. Robert "Red "Wilson (b. 1929) was a two-sport star at the University of Wisconsin, making All-American as a football center and playing in the College World Series.

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RED WILSON Signature of an All-American center at Wisconsin who passed up an NFL career to play baseball Signature: "Bob 'Red' Wilson", 5x3 card. Robert "Red "Wilson (b. 1929) was a two-sport star at the University of Wisconsin, making All-American as a football center and playing in the College World Series. Faced with a choice between contracts with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles and the AL Chicago White Sox, Wilson opted for baseball, spending 10 years (1951-1960) as a Major League catcher. He played most of his games in seven seasons with the Detroit Tigers. His best year was 1958, when he hit .299, with a .373 on base percentage in 103 games and caught Jim Bunning's no-hitter against the Red Sox. He also stole ten bases that year, an uncommon achievement for a center turned catcher. A good defensive catcher, Wilson was especially good at nailing would-be base thieves, catching 45% of them over his career. After his playing days, Wilson returned to Madison, Wisconsin and became a bank president. Lightly toned around edges. Signature lightly beaded. Ink stamp on verso. Otherwise, fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.

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