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.

EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM+ 7.5 NM-MT 8 NM-MT+ 8.5 MT 9
$25 $35 $50 $70 $110 $165 $325
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
7 24 3 65 5 2 159 7 10 269 15 22 401 7 42 356 4 13 36 1 1448
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10 DMITRI YOUNG COLLECTION
2 MINT 9 (36)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
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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