Geo. Gibson - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

George C. Gibson (1880-1967) set a Pittsburgh Pirates record catching 1,113 games from 1905 to 1916. George had an excellent ability to handle his pitching staff and helped lead the Pirates to the 1909 World Series championship over the Detroit Tigers. Despite being a relatively large figure behind the plate for his era at 5’10” and 190 lbs., he showed little power at the plate hitting a mere 15 home runs during his 14-year Major League career. He played 12 seasons in Pittsburgh (1905-1916) before finishing his career with the New York Giants (1917-1918). He is the first Canadian-born Major Leaguer to be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. He finished his playing career with a .236 career batting average with 893 hits, 295 runs and 345 RBI in 1,213 games. Following his playing days, he spent brief stints managing the Pirates (1920-1922, 1932-1934) and the Chicago Cubs (1925) compiling a 413-344 record in 759 games.

Condition Census (Explain)

  • Geo. Gibson
  • Geo. Gibson Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX 5
5 GOOD+ 2.5


Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
06/15/2015 $1,008 8 645 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LX Auction 07088229