February 2019 Sports Card & Memorabilia Auction
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This is a 1909-11 T206 Nap Lajoie (HOF) in a throwing stance, with Piedmont 150 back, and graded PSA 1.5. Napoleon Lajoie, also known as Larry Lajoie and nicknamed "The Frenchman", was an American professional baseball second baseman and player-manager. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia A's (twice), and Cleveland Naps between 1896 and 1916. He managed the Naps from 1905 through 1909. In 1901, he was the first superstar to join the newly formed American League, and Lajoie set the all-time AL single-season mark for the highest batting average (.426) while playing for the A's. One year later, Lajoie went to the Cleveland Bronchos where he would play until the 1915 season when he returned to play for Mack and the Athletics. While with Cleveland, Lajoie's popularity led locals to elect to change the club's team name from Bronchos to Napoleons ("Naps" for short), which remained until after Lajoie departed Cleveland and the name was changed to Indians. Lajoie led the AL in batting average five times in his career and four times recorded the highest number of hits. Lajoie in 1914 joined Cap Anson and Honus Wagner as the only major league players to record 3,000 career hits. Cy Young said, "Lajoie was one of the most rugged players I ever faced. He'd take your leg off with a line drive, turn the third baseman around like a swinging door and powder the hand of the left fielder." He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937.

Condition: FR
1909-11 T206 Nap Lajoie (HOF) Throwing, Piedmont 150 Subjects Graded PSA 1.51909-11 T206 Nap Lajoie (HOF) Throwing, Piedmont 150 Subjects Graded PSA 1.5
1909-11 T206 Nap Lajoie (HOF) Throwing, Piedmont 150 Subjects Graded PSA 1.5
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