Leon Wagner

Leon Wagner

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Description (Brief)
1964 Topps round, metal, gold colored bottlecap #6 with a color photograph of Leon Wagner, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels on the front and statistics on reverse. Leon Wagner was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection.
Leon Wagner, often called “Daddy Wags,” was an outfielder and star hitter for numerous teams including the Giants (1958-59, 1969), Cardinals (1960), Angels (1961-63), Indians (1964-68), and White Sox (1968). He played on the American League’s All-Star teams in 1962 and 1963. In one of the All-Star games in 1962, he was named the American League Most Valuable Player. Wagner is best known for his consistently high batting averages.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle cap
date made
1964
depicted
Wagner, Leon
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.01
catalog number
1982.0566.01
accession number
1982.0566
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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