Jean Dubuc - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Jean Joseph Octave “Chauncey” Dubuc (1888-1958) was responsible for signing Hall of Fame first baseman and slugger Hank Greenberg to a contract with the Detroit Tigers, convincing him that he had a better chance of reaching the Major League with Detroit than with New York who had Lou Gehrig at first. Jean had a successful college career going 14-2 with Notre Dame and throwing a no-hitter against the University of Vermont when he pitched for St. Michael’s College. He pitched nine years in the Majors with the Cincinnati Reds (1908-1909), the Detroit Tigers (1912-1916), the Boston Red Sox (1918) and the New York Giants (1919). Dubuc won ten or more games in each of his years with the Tigers and helped Detroit win the 1918 World Series over the Chicago Cubs. His role changed throughout his career and the right-hander spent much of his career starting for the Tigers, but then he led the National Leagues in games finished (22) in 1919. He finished his career in the minor league pitching for the Syracuse Stars of the International League. In 1920, Jean Dubuc, a sometime gambler, was implicated in the infamous Black Sox Scandal as his name was allegedly seen on a telegram suggesting he “Bet on the Cincinnati team today.” Dubuc finished his Major League career with an 84-76 record, 101 complete games, 12 shutouts, 13 saves, 438 strikeouts and a 3.04 career ERA in 150 starts and 256 games.

Condition Census (Explain)

  • Jean Dubuc
  • Jean Dubuc 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


Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
06/15/2015 $1,008 8 643 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LX Auction 07104181
04/20/2018 $480 5 80282 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 19588585