BOBBY THOMSON - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 282952
Signed envelope with a 2¼x2¾ color fabric illustration of All-Star Bobby Thomson. He hit the "shot heard 'round the world" that won the New York Giants the National League pennant in 1951.
Sale Price $76.50
BOBBY THOMSON Signed envelope with a 2¼x2¾ color fabric illustration of All-Star Bobby Thomson. He hit the "shot heard 'round the world" that won the New York Giants the National League pennant in 1951. Commemorative envelope signed "Bobby Thomson" in blue ink. 6½x3½ envelope with a 2¼x2¾ color fabric illustration affixed. Gold-colored border around illustration. Titled in black ink: "5th ANNUAL NATIONAL/SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION". Illustration is captioned: "Bobby Thomson". Postmarked Collectors Convention Station, Parsippany, New Jersey, Aug. 12, 1984. One 20-cent blue-and-white Babe Ruth stamp affixed. Thomson (1923-2010), hit what is perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history. His dramatic "shot heard 'round the world" on Oct. 3, 1951, a three-run, ninth-inning homer off Brooklyn pitcher Ralph Branca, capped the Giants' historic comeback to win the National League pennant (and compelled radio announcer Russ Hodges to give the equally famous call "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"). Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1923, the Staten Island Scot hit 24 or more homers six times in his seven full seasons with the Giants. Thomson had a comeback season for the Cubs in 1958, when he hit 21 homers and collected 82 RBI while batting .283. In 1969, Thomson was named to the Giants' all-time outfield. Envelope is open and empty. Lightly toned and soiled. Paper loss on verso from adhesive (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.
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