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Aaron Judge is having a great rookie season, but Ted Williams was out of this world

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With much of the attention on the New York Yankees rookie phenom Aaron Judge this season, it’s important to get some perspective.
Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 11.32.03 PM.pngAnd this article on sportsonearth.com lists the nine top rookie seasons. Judge is number 3.
But Ted Williams as a Boston Red Sox rookie player in 1939 put up some unworldly numbers. He had a .327 batting average, scored 131 runs, hit 31 home runs and batted in 145 RBIs – the latter statistic which is still a rookie record.
A 1939 Play Ball rookie card with an impressive PSA Graded 8 is going for $25,000 here.
Of course, many of his non-rookie cards still have plenty of value as he became one of the best hitters in the game.
This 1948 Leaf card is a beauty with PSA Graded 9. But it’ll cost you $70,000.
For something more affordable and more modern, there are several relic cards available including this 2013 Topps Tier One GAME-USED BAT RELIC numbered 83/99 (Ungraded) going for $59.
Believe it or not, Williams only finishes number two on the list. Number one? Joe Jackson of the Cleveland Indians in 1911.
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