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    1933 Goudey Sam Rice #134 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. Future Hall of Famer Sam Rice, along with Walter Johnson, served as great baseball heroes in our nation's capital for the better part of two decades. Few knew that he carried a tragic memory with him throughout his Major League career. While touring with his minor league club in 1912, a tornado swept through his hometown of Morocco, Indiana, killing his wife, parents, siblings and two children. The tough-as-nails Rice never spoke of the awful loss, however, not even to his second wife who learned of the event from a 1950's newspaper article.

    By 1933, Rice was in the twilight of his 20-year career and his last for the Senators. His stint in Cleveland would last for only one more season. Sam racked up 216 hits and a .334 BA for the 1924 World Championship squad. At retirement, only 13 hits kept him from membership in the 3,000 Hits Club. He earned a lifetime .322 BA.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of only three in MINT with none rated higher! This card represents one of the last issued during his career. Obviously, little handling has occurred as colors are still vibrant and only some mild toning exists to suggest this card is actually 85 years old now.


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