5 Unlined Index Cards Autographed by Casey Stengel.
Lot 160. 5 Unlined Index Cards Autographed by Casey Stengel. With Stengel as their manager, the New York Yankees won seven World Series Championships in 12 seasons, 1949-60. They also captured three A.L. pennants, and in the two other seasons, finished second and third in the league standings. As an outfielder from 1912-25, Stengel batted .284 and was a member of New York Giants teams that won World Series in 1921 and 1922. The Yankees were the losers in both series. Stengel was one of baseball’s more colorful figures. Once asked what contributed to his managerial success, he replied “Keep the five guys who hate you away from the five who are undecided.” Sparky Anderson said of Stengel: "Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet.” Stengel was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. He died in 1975. Two of Stengel’s autographs, one in pencil and one in ballpoint, are mint 9. Two others are nm-m 8, large and bold with uneven ink coverage. The fifth is nm 7 with a retrace on the “s” in Casey that clearly is in Stengel’s hand. Winning Bid $273.