Nellie served with distinction for 14 years as the Chicago White Sox second sacker and on-base machine. The lifetime .288 average somewhat obscures his base running skills and great bat control. Fox ranks as one of the hardest men to send down swinging ever, leading the majors in plate appearances per strike out 11 times between 1951 and 1964. (Baseball Cube's list of league leaders includes another distinguished #5 man, Joe Sewell.) Yankee ace Whitey Ford supplied the perfect quote on Fox's Wikipedia page.
"Nellie was the toughest out for me. In 12 years I struck him out once, and I think the umpire blew the call."
The White Sox reached the 1959 World Series on his MVP performance and Nellie hung a .375 average (and .964 OPS) on LA pitching. His side actually outscored the Dodgers during the 6-game series, but dropped 3 crucial games by a total of 4 runs. That loss would be their only appearance until 2005's memorable sweep of the Houston Astros.
One fellow collector likes these tobacco sets so much, he created a virtual shrine to them at My World of Red Man. The site includes plenty of nice card scans and checklists for all four sets, 1952 to 1955. Any vintage collector would love to have a single well-presented HOFer, let alone two pages of luminaries. My eyes just about popped at the prices on the Market Report page, which focuses on PSA and SGC graded versions. For the record, Mr. Fox (without the bottom-edge tab) ran me about $10 on eBay back in 2004.