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"Hap" Felsch

1915/16 M101-5 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 5
4 VG-EX+ 4.5
5 VG 3

Prices By Grade

1916 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS 57 "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 1
NM 7 $650.00 1 1
EX - MT 6 $235.00 2
EX 5 $150.00 1 2
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

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
11/19/2016 $837 7 50430 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 90570108
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