PLAYER: Happy Smith
TEAM: Brooklyn Superbas/ Dodgers
BACK: Lenox – Black (Ranked 8/39)
GRADE: PSA 2.5
A very special example of Brooklyn outfielder Happy Smith featuring the Lenox advertising reverse (ranked 8 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource). One of the great treasures of the T206 Collection, The Lenox.
Henry Joseph Smith
Born: July 14, 1883 – Coquille, OR
Died: February 26, 1961 – San Jose, CA
MLB BA: .237
Brooklyn Superbas NL (1910)
Henry “Happy” Smith played three minor league seasons for the San Jose Prune Pickers and the Oakland Commuters of the California League before he got a shot to play for one season in the majors in 1910. He came to the Superbas in an April 13 trade that sent three players to Brooklyn in exchange for Harry McIntire. Smith played in 35 games in the outfield and hit .237 in 76 at bats, scoring 6, driving in 5, and stealing 4 bases. After his MLB stint he played two seasons for the Montgomery Billikens/Rebels in the Southern Association, hitting .331 over 1,037 minor league at bats. With stats like that, it’s surprising he didn’t get another shot in the big leagues.