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Hank Greenberg Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HANK GREENBERG
Born: January 1, 1911 in New York City, New York
Died: September 4, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California
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Full name Henry Benjamin Greenberg Born January 1, 1911, New York, New York Died September 4, 1986, Beverly Hills, California Buried at Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California (Courts Of The Book Lawn Crypt, Sec. V, Isaiah, 1st Level) First Game: September 14, 1930; Final Game: September 18, 1947 Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 3.5" Weight: 210Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1956 Named AL Most Valuable Player by Baseball Writers' Association of America (1935 and 1940) Named AL Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News (1935 and 1940) Named first baseman on The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team (1935) Named outfielder on The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team (1940)HANK GREENBERG This article was written by Ralph Berger and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research Tall, awkward, and lumbering--that's how many baseball scouts saw Hank Greenberg. What they didn't see was a man determined to become the best person he could. Through hard work and faith in himself, Greenberg became a star baseball player and a success in all other aspects of his life.Henry Benjamin Greenberg was born to Rumanian Jewish immigrants on New Year's Day, 1911, in Greenwich Village, New York. His father and mother met in America and were married in New York. Initially, the family lived in tenements on Barrow Street and then Perry Street. Hank had two brothers, Benjamin, four years older, and Joseph, five years younger, and a sister, Lillian, two years older. By the time Hank was six, his father's business had grown enough to enable them to move to the Crotona Park section of the Bronx. His father, David, owned a small textile mill where material was shrunk in order to make suits, and his mother, Sarah (nee Schwartz), was a housewife. The family's life in Crotona Park was peaceful and uneventful. Since it was a predominantly Jewish section, Greenberg knew practically nothing of anti-Semitism. Hank attended P.S. 44 public school. His parents wanted him to be a professional man, a doctor or lawyer, but he loved baseball and became a professional baseball player. All of his siblings graduated from college and became professional people. The neighbors called him a bum because of his baseball playing and clucked their tongues when they spoke of Mrs. Greenberg and her son Henry. Hank was 6' 3" by the time he was a teenager, but he was skinny and awkward. He took to sports with a vengeance. Nicknamed "Big Bruggy" while a student at James Monroe High School, Greenberg became an outstanding athlete in baseball, basketball (he led his basketball team to a New York City title in 1929) and soccer.
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  • HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 2510
    HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 2510
    HANK GREENBERG The Tiger slugger signs a 5x3 ruled index card. Signature: "Hank Greenberg", 5x3, lined card. Despite losing four prime seasons to WWII and another to a fractured wrist, Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) still walloped 331 home runs. He played all but his final season with Detroit.

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 285697
    HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 285697
    HANK GREENBERG Inscribed photo in Tigers uniform, matted and framed to 13x15 Photograph signed: "To Tom -/Best regards/Hank Greenberg". B/w, 8x10, matted and framed to 13x15. Despite losing three seasons to World War II and another to a fractured wrist, Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) still walloped 331 home runs.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 295521
    HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 295521
    HANK GREENBERG Framed 11x13 image in suit and tie, congratulating a doctor on his 80th birthday with a clever quip Photograph inscribed and signed: "Doctor -/Congratulations on your 29,200th day./Life begins at 40 and so/I hope each new day brings double/pleasure and happiness from now on .

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 292790
    HANK GREENBERG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292790
    HANK GREENBERG Postcard photo, shown in uniform as General Manager of the Cleveland Indians Postcard Photograph signed: "Hank Greenberg". B/w, 3½x5½. Despite losing three seasons to World War II and another to a fractured wrist, Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) still walloped 331 home runs.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PLAQUE POSTCARD SIGNED  - HFSID 44582
    HANK GREENBERG - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PLAQUE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 44582
    HANK GREENBERG. Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard signed: "Hank Greenberg". Color, 3½x5½. The slugging Tigers first baseman was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. From his HOF plaque: "Henry Benjamin Greenberg, Detroit A. L. 1933 to 1946, Pittsburgh N. L. 1947.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PLAQUE POSTCARD SIGNED  - HFSID 44603
    HANK GREENBERG - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PLAQUE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 44603
    HANK GREENBERG. Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard signed: "Hank Greenberg". Color, 3½x5½. From his HOF plaque, in part: "One of baseball's greatest right-handed batters. Tied for most home runs by right-handed batter in 1938-58. Most runs-batted-in 1935-37-40-46, and home runs 1938-40-46. Most valuable A. L.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/25/1953  - HFSID 290053
    HANK GREENBERG - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/25/1953 - HFSID 290053
    HANK GREENBERG As General Manager of the Cleveland Indians, he signs a copy of Ted Wilks' contract. Contract signed: "Hank Greenberg" as General Manager, 4 pages (integral leaf), 8½x11. No place, 1953 February 25.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • HANK GREENBERG - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 305688
    HANK GREENBERG - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 305688
    HANK GREENBERG 11x14 watercolor painting of the Hall of Fame slugger Inscribed Original Art signed: "Kevin -/Hope this adds to/your collection-/best wishes-/Hank Greenberg", Color 11x14. Original watercolor and pencil drawing of Greenberg, also signed by the artist "D. Barney".

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • THE DETROIT TIGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLIE GEHRING - HFSID 280910
    THE DETROIT TIGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLIE GEHRINGER, HANK GREENBERG - HFSID 280910
    Signed black and white photo of the pair of baseball Hall of Famers with two of their Detroit Tigers teammates. Gehringer and Greenberg were with the Tigers on 1930 and from 1933 to 1941, a period that included the Tigers' 1935 championship season

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

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