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"Hap" Felsch

1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Oscar Emil “Happy” Felsch (August 22, 1891 - August 17, 1964) is best known for his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, but he also still shares the records for double plays by an outfielder in a season (15) and assists in a single game (4). Hap played six years in center field for the Chicago White Sox (1915-1920) and posted a .975 career fielding percentage with 1,821 putouts, 116 assists, 39 double plays and 53 errors in 2,090 chances. Felsch was equally effective at the plate as he batted over the .300-mark three of his six years and had over 100 hits five times. Hap batted .273 with one home run and 3 RBI for the White Sox in the 1917 World Series victory over the New York Giants. In 1919, Hap was implicated in the notorious Black Sox Scandal the rocked baseball as eight members of the American League Champion White Sox were found to have “thrown” the series. Felsch hit only .192 during the 1919 World Series, but was also thought to have uncharacteristically fielded poorly. Felsch was banned from baseball as a result. Hap Felsch finished his career with a .293 career batting average with 825 hits including 135 doubles, scored 385 times, stole 88 bases and drove in 446 RBI in 749 games.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT+ 6.5
4 EX-MT 6
5 VG-EX+ 4.5
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 EX-MT 6
1 EX-MT 6
2 EX+ 5.5
3 EX 5
4 VG-EX 4
5 VG+ 3.5
5 VG+ 3.5
6 VG 3
7 GOOD 2
8 FR 1.5

Prices By Grade

1916 M101-4 SPORTING NEWS 56 "HAP" FELSCH

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $3,000.00
NM - MT 8 $1,100.00 1
NM 7 $900.00 $900.00 $650.00 1 1
EX - MT 6 $824.67 $235.00 1 3
EX 5 $155.00 4
VG - EX 4 $80.00 5
VG 3 $50.00 5
GOOD 2 $32.00 5
FR 1.5 5
PR 1 $16.00 5
Auth 5

1916 M101-4 SPORTING NEWS 56 "HAP" FELSCH BLANK BACK

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $3,000.00
NM - MT 8 $1,100.00
NM 7 $650.00
EX - MT 6 $235.00 2
EX 5 $460.00 $460.00 $155.00 1 3
VG - EX 4 $80.00 1 4
VG 3 $50.00 1 7
GOOD 2 $231.49 $231.49 $32.00 1 8
FR 1.5 $259.00 $259.00 1 9
PR 1 $16.00 10
Auth 10

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
08/17/2020 $1,260 6.5 626 Robert Edward Auctions 2020 Summer Auction 25306764
06/13/2020 $259 1.5 383587306229 eBay cleansweepauctions Best Offer 45974099
04/20/2019 $900 7 51276 Heritage Auctions 2019 April 18 - 19 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Auction 04424067
12/10/2017 $231 2 332472166972 eBay sbursell Auction 06152302
11/12/2017 $460 5 142562823070 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 15077731
10/08/2017 $1,030 6.5 401413402723 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 25306764
12/14/2015 $825 6 293 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 03671651
01/10/2010 $510 5 35 Greg Bussineau Auctions Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 15077731
01/01/2009 $705 5 441 Robert Edward Auctions 2009 Auction Auction 15077731
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