Ted Williams Mint 9 to Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a 1981 Perez-Steele HoF Postcard.
Lot 22. Ted Williams Mint 9 to Gem Mint 10 Autograph on a 1981 Perez-Steele HoF Postcard. His blue sharpie signature covers 3.25” on his image and the background of the nm-m card. In “The Sporting News” 1998 list of “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players,” Williams ranked eighth. Only Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig and Christy Mathewson were rated ahead of him. In 1966, his first year of eligibility, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In a 19 season career with the Boston Red Sox, he was a 19-time All-Star, two-time AL MVP, six-time AL batting champion and four-time AL home run and RBI leader. Twice he achieved the Triple Crown. For his career, he batted .344 and collected 2,654 hits, 521 home runs and 1,839 RBI. In 1941, he was the last MLB player to hit at least .400 (.406) in a season. Four years of military service almost certainly limited his numbers. After his playing career ended, he managed the Washington Senators from 1969-71, and he was the 1969 AL Manager of the Year. In 1991, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States government. He died in 2002. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $134.