Lot # 26: 1949 JCM 50 Arky Vaughan S.F. Seals Japan Tour Menko Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 54 Ended 10/28/2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 4:00 PM to
10/27/2018 11:00 PM

Arky Vaughan died tragically in 1952 at the age of 40 when on a fishing trip in California with his friend Bill Wimer, Wimer stood up in the small boat causing it to capsize. Both men drowned. However, Hall of Famer Vaughan left behind several baseball records. His .385 batting average in 1935, coupled with an on base percentage of .491 and ridiculously high OPS of 1.098 are all Pirates team records. His batting average that year was the best recorded by a shortstop during the 20th century! In his 2001 historical baseball abstract, Bill James named Vaughan the second best shortstop in the history of baseball behind the legendary Honus Wagner.

Size: 1 5/8" x 2 5/8"

Condition: Nm but with some off-centering, especially pronounced on the back.

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