BOBBY THOMSON - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 282953
Signed envelope commemorating the 40th anniversary of the New York Giants' 1951 pennant win, with a 2¼x3 color fabric illustration of All-Star Bobby Thomson. He hit the "shot heard 'round the world" that won the Giants the pennant that year.
Sale Price $81.00
BOBBY THOMSON Signed envelope commemorating the 40th anniversary of the New York Giants' 1951 pennant win, with a 2¼x3 color fabric illustration of All-Star Bobby Thomson. He hit the "shot heard 'round the world" that won the Giants the pennant that year. Commemorative envelope signed "Bobby Thomson" in blue ink. 6½x3½ envelope with a 2¼x3 color fabric illustration affixed. Gold-colored border around illustration. Short career summary in bottom right corner. Titled in black ink: "Bobby Thompson". Illustration is captioned: "40th ANNIVERSARY". Postmarked New York City, Oct. 3, 1991. One 29-cent American flag 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. Otherwise in fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.
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