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Harry Coveleskie (Coveleski)

1915/16 M101-5 Sporting News

Harry Frank Coveleski

Born: April 23, 1886 - Shamokin, PA
Died: August 4, 1950 - Shamokin, PA
Batted: Switch
Threw: LH
Position: P
MLB Pitching Record: 81–55
ERA: 2.39

Teams:
Philadelphia Phillies NL (1907–1909)
Cincinnati Reds NL (1910)
Detroit Tigers AL (1914–1918)

Harry “The Giant Killer” Coveleski (born Harry Frank Kowalewski had a meteoric run in the majors and then faded like a shooting star. The older brother of future Hall of Famer Stan Coveleski, he earned his nickname by beating the Giants three times in 5 days during a late-season playoff run in 1908. His first four seasons were fairly uneventful, but from 1914 through 1916 he won 65 games, after which he was ineffective again. His 2.34 ERA is still a Tigers’ record. Coveleski was regarded as a player with unlimited potential who never really harnessed it. Around his time in the majors, he pitched seven seasons in the minors, mostly in the Southern Association, finishing up in 1919 with a 100–79 minor league pitching record. He managed the McAlester Miners in the Western Association in 1922. After retiring, Coveleski eventually opened a tavern called The Giant Killer in his hometown of Shamokin, Pennsylvania.

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

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7

Prices By Grade

1916 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS 40 HARRY COVELESKIE (COVELESKI) BLANK BACK

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

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
05/13/2017 $264 8 80224 Heritage Auctions 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 90570091
11/19/2016 $454 8 50423 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 90570091
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