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

George C. Gibson

Born: July 22, 1880 - London, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 25, 1967 - London, Ontario, Canada
Batted: RH
Threw: RH
Position: C
Career BA: .236
Managerial Record: 413–344

Teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates NL (1905–1916; manager: 1920–1922, 1932–1934)
New York Giants NL (1917–1918)
Chicago Cubs NL (manager: 1925)

Canadian born George “Mooney” Gibson had a distinguished career as a player and manager over a period of 21 years. He was only an average hitter, but he was a very good defensive catcher who developed young pitchers and was a workhorse behind the plate. During one stretch in 1909, he broke the record for catching consecutive games with 112; his streak finally ended at an amazing 140 games. Gibson was considered a field general by his teammates. After his playing days, he managed the Toronto Maple Leafs in the International League in 1919 before going back to Pittsburgh as manager. In the 1920s and 1930s, as manager for the Pirates and Cubs, he had some pretty good teams and ended 69 games over .500. Gibson became the first baseball player elected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, was named Canada’s best ballplayer for the first half of the century, and was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.

– Tom and Ellen Zappala, The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories



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

PRICES BY GRADE

1916 M101-4 SPORTING NEWS 68 GEO. GIBSON

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $915.00
NM - MT 8 $1,008.00 $310.00 1
NM 7 $145.00 2 1
EX - MT 6 $90.00 1 3
EX 5 $50.00 1 4
VG - EX 4 $28.00 5
VG 3 $16.00 5
GOOD 2 $10.00 6
FR 1.5 6
PR 1 $5.00 6
Auth 6

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

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