Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1951 Jim Bottomley Signed Post Cards. Nicknamed "Sunny Jim" for his consistently upbeat disposition, the star first baseman was an indispensable part of the equation that delivered four National League pennants and two World Championship to the fans of the St. Louis Cardinals over a six-season span (1926-31). With an average of 115 runs batted in per season during this torrid stretch, Bottomley proved a fitting counterpart to Yankees first sacker Lou Gehrig, and today his autograph is even more scarce than the Iron Horse's coveted script. His posthumous Hall of Fame induction, a full fifteen years after his 1959 passing, has further widened the gap between supply and demand. Offered are two post cards that bear his signature in blue ink, which displays well. Toning exhibited.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $150 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    8th Sunday
    Auction Dates
    November
    22nd Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    17 Days
    Internet/Mail Bids: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 28
    Auction Type
    Sunday Internet Sports: These auctions are presented only online and bidding is only taken through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 15 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 15 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:03, the new end time for that lot would become 10:18. If no other bids were placed before 10:18, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 15 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:15. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.
    Track Item