Joe Tinker - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Joseph Bert Tinker (1880-1948) was a member of the famed “Tinker to Evers to Chance” double-play combination of the Chicago Cubs from 1902-1912. Despite a rift between the two Hall of Fame infielders that would keep them from speaking to one another for 33 years, Tinker and Evers were graceful and efficient turning double plays for twelve years with the Cubs. Tinker was a magician with a glove, leading the National League five times in his career in fielding percentage and assisting the Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series victories (1907, 1908).  Tinker was an average hitter with a career .263 batting average, compiling 1,695 hits and 773 runs while swiping 337 bases. Tinker did, however, have above-average success over some of the league’s elite pitchers, including Christy Mathewson whom he got the game-winning hit of in a 1908 playoff game. The Veterans Committee elected Joseph Bert Tinker to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Joe Tinker
  • Joe Tinker Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX 5
4 EX 5

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
08/24/2014 $767 8 245 Memory Lane, Inc. 2014 Summer Rarities Auction Auction 01842850
12/06/2015 $581 8 24 SCP Auctions Fall Premier Auction 2015 Auction 03747901
12/14/2015 $194 3 314 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 03671689