1967 Topps

Ernie Banks

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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.

SMR Price Guide
NameCard NumberEX 5EX-MT 6NM 7NM-MT 8MT 9
Ernie Banks (HOF)215$18$25$35$70$475

PSA Population Report  
Auth1Q11.5Q1.52Q22.53Q33.54Q44.55Q55.56Q66.57Q77.58Q88.59Q910Total
   1  1  4   12  1 35 2 2 84 5 11 221 10 19 307 16 43 380 12 24 45 11236

Condition Census (Explain)
PosGradeThumbnailPedigree and History
1GEM MT 10  
2MINT 9 (46)  

Public Auctions
GradePriceDateFirmSaleLot #
MINT 9$389Nov-2010Memory Lane, Inc. Wintertime Classics 452
EX-MT 6$78Sep-2008Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 42030

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