1957 Topps

Richie Ashburn

1957 Topps 70 Richie Ashburn
Profile

Don Richard “Richie” Ashburn (1927-1997) played 15 seasons at centerfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1959), the Chicago Cubs (1960-1961) and the New York Mets (1962) and quickly moved to the broadcast booth after retirement. Ashburn was a member of the Phillies 1950 National League Champion “Whiz Kids” whose average age was 26 years old. What Ashburn lacked in power, hitting a career 29 home runs, he made up in consistency spraying 2,574 singles to all fields. Richie led the National League in hits three times in his career (1951, 1953 and 1958) and twice won the National League’s batting title (1955 and 1958). Richie Ashburn had more hits (1875) than any other player in the 1950s. After Ashburn retired in 1962, he joined the Philadelphia Phillies broadcast crew in 1963 where he remained for over 30 years. The Veterans Committee elected Don Richard “Richie” Ashburn to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.

EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM+ 7.5 NM-MT 8 NM-MT+ 8.5 MT 9
$20 $30 $55 $75 $130 $215 $500
Auth 1Q 1 1.5Q 1.5 2Q 2 2.5 3Q 3 3.5 4Q 4 4.5 5Q 5 5.5 6Q 6 6.5 7Q 7 7.5 8Q 8 8.5 9Q 9 10 Total
3 1 5 1 24 1 48 4 1 112 2 6 217 7 19 282 11 19 188 9 1 21 3 985
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
4 MINT 9 (21)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
MINT 9 $439 Dec-2011 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 570
MINT 9 $806 Aug-2008 Memory Lane, Inc. Hot Summer Classic Rarities 639
NM-MT 8 $96 Sep-2007 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 63070
MINT 9 $1,902 Aug-2007 Memory Lane, Inc. High Grade Card and a Few Surprises 579
MINT 9 $1,729 Mar-2007 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring 2007 482

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