1967 Topps

Ernie Banks

1967 Topps 215 Ernie Banks
Profile

Ernest “Ernie” Banks (January 31, 1931-) remains, without a doubt, one of the most beloved Chicago Cubs players in the history of the franchise. “Mr. Cub”, as he is called, played his entire career at shortstop and first base, with the Northsiders (1953-1971). In 1959, Ernie Banks became the first shortstop in the history of the National League to win back-to-back MVP awards. Despite never playing a single playoff game in his 19-year career, Banks was also known as “Mr. Sunshine”, due to his upbeat demeanor and pure love for the game. Ernie famously stated, “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let’s play two!” Ernie Banks was selected 14 All Star games, was a Gold Glove winner in 1960, won two MVP awards (1958, 1959), is a member of the 500 Home Run Club (512), and will forever be remembered at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field by his retired number 14 and a statue erected outside the ballpark. Ernest Ernie Banks was elected on the first ballot to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM-MT 8 MT 9
$18 $24 $35 $70 $475
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
1 1 4 12 1 1 41 4 2 87 6 12 225 12 20 317 19 43 389 13 24 49 1 1284
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (49)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
MINT 9 $464 Jun-2013 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIX 252
MINT 9 $389 Nov-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Wintertime Classics 452
EX-MT 6 $78 Sep-2008 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 42030

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