“Hank” Greenberg Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a Perez-Steele 1980 Hall of Fame Postcard.
Lot 20. “Hank” Greenberg Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a Perez-Steele 1980 Hall of Fame Postcard. Greenberg’s signature extends most of the way across this nm-m card from the Perez-Steele Third Series. One of baseball’s top sluggers, he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. Greenberg played first base or the outfield in 12 seasons for the Tigers and in one for the Pirates. He batted .313 (above .300 in eight seasons), delivered 331 home runs and drove in 1,276 runs. He was a five-time All-Star, the AL MVP as a first baseman in 1935 and as a left fielder in 1940, and led the AL in home runs and RBI four times. In 1938 he belted 58 home runs to equal Jimmie Foxx’s 1932 accomplishment. He was the first MLB player to hit at least 25 home runs in both the AL and NL. Playing a154-game schedule, no other MLB right-handed batter has matched his 1937 record of 183 RBI in a season. Like other players, Greenberg served in World War II – for almost four years (47 months), longer than any other MLB player. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $185.