Ed Mathews

Ed Mathews

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1964 Topps round, metal, silver colored bottle cap #33 with a color photograph of Ed Matthews, third baseman for the Milwaukee Braves on the front and statistics on reverse. Eddie Matthews was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection.
Eddie Matthews was a third baseman and well known homerun hitter who played between 1952 and 1968 for numerous teams, most notably the Braves (1952-66), but also for the Astros (1967), and Tigers (1967-68). He was the only person to play for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta. Together with Hank Aaron, Matthews and Aaron hit a combined 863 homeruns for the Braves. In 1954, he was on the first cover of Sports Illustrated. He was also on the All-Star team numerous times in 1953 and then from 1955 to 1962. In 1971, he began coaching for the Atlanta Braves and between 1972 and 1974, he managed the team. In 1967, Matthews became part of the 500 homerun club.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle cap
date made
1964
depicted
Mathews, Ed
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.14
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.14
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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