Bob O'Farrell - 1933 Goudey

Robert Arthur O’Farrell (1896-1988) was considered one of the greatest defensive catchers of his era and he gunned down Babe Ruth as he was trying to steal second with the Yankees down 3-2 to end the 1926 World Series. After showing how successful a catcher he could be for the Chicago Cubs for 12 seasons (1915-1925, 1934), O’Farrell was shipped to St. Louis (1925-1928, 1933, 1935) as Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett took over the starting catching job. Bob had a career year in 1926, his first full season with the Cardinals, when he batted .293 with 144 hits, 7 home runs and 68 RBI as he helped guide the Redbirds to their first World Series championship and he collected the National League Most Valuable Player Award. O’Farrell also spent time with the New York Giants catching Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell from 1928-1932 including his 1929 no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bob O’Farrell retried after 21 seasons compiling 1,120 hits, 517 runs, 549 RBI, a career .273 batting average and a .976 fielding percentage. O’Farrell led the National League thee times in putouts and twice in assists.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7 (16)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
08/07/2007 $3,547 8 237 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions September 2007 Internet Auction Auction 04602597
11/27/2010 $3,970 8 413 Mile High Card Company November 2010 Auction 31286348
01/01/2013 $3,851 8 809 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 03015855
04/14/2016 $4,302 8 80034 Heritage Auctions April 14 2016 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catal... Apr 14, 2016 Auction 03015855
09/21/2017 $3,120 8 50034 Heritage Auctions September 2017 1933 Goudey PSA Auction Auction 04602597
04/20/2018 $4,800 8 80332 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 04602597
01/24/2019 $7,600 8 50034 Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Ended Jan 24th Auction 09027740
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