One of the best players not inducted into the Hall of Fame, Gil Hodges (d.1972) is drenched in distinction. A member of both the final Brooklyn Dodgers team and the inaugural New York Mets team, the dependable first baseman drove in over a hundred runs for seven consecutive seasons and was selected as an All-Star eight times. He also earned three World Series rings, including one as the skipper of the 1969 "Amazin' Mets", which gets our vote.
From the "Hall of How Good Do You Have To Be", comes this Gil Hodges signed and personalized 8x10 magazine photo. Hodges' distinctive autograph projects ("8") potency against a clean page in pleasing condition. The opposite side of this signed magazine page features an article by Al Stump, with content about the trade of Ferris Fain from the A's to the White Sox, dating it to c.1952-1953. Auction LOA from JSA.
No offense to exceptional ballplayers Harold Baines, Tim Raines and Ted Simmons, but come on folks, if you can find room in the HOF for them, you can find a spot for Gil Hodges...and Dick Allen while you're at it.