1959 Topps

George Anderson

1959 Topps 338 George Anderson 1959 Topps 338 George Anderson
Profile

George Lee “Sparky” Anderson (1934-2010) managed the Cincinnati Reds (1970-1978) and the Detroit Tigers (1979-1995) for 26 years. Sparky Anderson won five pennants and three World Series during his 26-year career (1970-1995). In 1984, Sparky became the first manager in baseball history to win World Series in both the American League and National Leagues. Early in his playing, George was nicknamed “Sparky” in the minors by a local radio announcer due to his aggressive playing style, but it was his managerial nickname, “Captain Hook”, that revolutionized today’s game. Anderson wasted no time going to his bullpen replacing a starting pitcher with a reliever at the first sign of trouble. This practice remains standard in the Major League Baseball today. The Veterans Committee elected George Lee “Sparky” Anderson to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 in his first year of eligibility.

Card Number EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM+ 7.5 NM-MT 8 NM-MT+ 8.5 MT 9
338 $25 $35 $50 $70 $110 $165 $325
Card
No.
Name   Auth PR
1
FR
1.5
GOOD
2
VG
3
VG-EX
4
EX
5
EX-MT
6
NM
7
NM-MT
8
MINT
9
GEM-MT
10
Total
338
George Anderson
Grade
+
Q
1
-
-
0
-
0
-
0
0
8
1
0
26
4
0
70
6
0
168
7
2
284
18
10
419
8
23
365
5
45
37
-
13
1
-
-
1,379
49
93
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10 DMITRI YOUNG COLLECTION
2 MINT 9 (37)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
MINT 9 $382 May-2015 Mile High Card Company November 2010 1020
NM-MT 8 $59 May-2015 Mile High Card Company 2015 Spring Elite Extra Innings 114
NM-MT 8 $120 May-2015 Mile High Card Company October 2009 Auction 841
GEM MT 10 $4,844 Mar-2015 SCP Auctions MAY 2012 PREMIER INTERNET AUCTION 18
NM-MT 8 $120 Dec-2013 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 406
NM-MT 8 $90 Dec-2011 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 453
MINT 9 $242 Jul-2011 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizziling Summer 2011 625
MINT 9 $214 Nov-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Wintertime Classics 378
NM-MT+ 8.5 $131 Jun-2010 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 42013
MINT 9 $266 Nov-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Hidden Treasures Vintage Rarities 170
MINT 9 $428 Mar-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Classic Rarities 481
NM 7 $57 Oct-2008 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 41065
NM 7 $48 Nov-2006 Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet Sports Auction 10216

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