October 2015 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/16/2015
The current high bids for the cumulative group of singles, $39,297.00, is currently higher than the total for the complete set, $32,199.00 (this lot is currently winning)
Graded NM/MT 8 by PSA. The featured collectible stands as 1 of just 2 copies that has been graded NM/MT 8 by PSA with none of the 32 copies of this card graded by PSA having been graded at a higher level. Like Roy Hobbs, Robert Redford’s fictional character in The Natural, young Bob Feller had more god given talent than most baseball players could ever dream of. And, like Hobbs, Feller learned to pitch by throwing to his dad on their farm near Van Meter. While other rural boys were working in the fields, Feller spent the summer vacation before his senior year of high school pitching for the Cleveland Indians. No teen has ever matched Feller’s explosive debut on the major league scene. The seventeen – year – old rookie vaulted into the headlines when he struck out eight St. Louis Cardinals in three innings during a July 1936 exhibition. For an encore, the kid struck out fifteen batters in pitching the Indians to a victory over the St. Louis Browns that August. In September, the rookie blazed his 100-mile-per-hour fast ball past the Philadelphia Athletics to strike out seventeen batters. This performance put “Rapid Robert” Feller beside Dizzy Dean as co-holder of the major league strike out record. Before the 1936 season was over, the New York Times reported that Feller’s name was “on the tongues of a million fans.” The featured card is exceptionally well centered and is supported by four strong upper end NM/MT or better corners as well as a near perfectly focused image of the teenage sensation. Most likely Bob's first card (Rookie Card) was actually issued on a national basis in Canada, the offered card was never punched out as its designed die-cut was intended. A terrific pasteboard that comes with a strong recommendation.
1937 O-Pee-Chee #120 Bob Feller PSA 8 NM/MT
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