Charlie Grimm - 1933 Goudey

Charles John Grimm (1898-1983) had a unique ability to get exceptional performances out of average players while his stars exceeded their potential. Grimm played twenty seasons, primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1919-1924) and the Chicago Cubs (1925-1936).  Charlie was a solid, skilled first baseman with a love for cutting up and tomfoolery, which he enjoyed with Pirate teammates Rabbit Maranville and Cotton Tierney, much to the dismay of management. In 1925, he was traded to the Cubs with Maranville where they could continue their foolish behavior. Grimm had six seasons hitting above the .300 mark, four with the Cubs. In 1932, Jolly Cholly was named player/manager immediately guiding the club to the National League pennant. He would remain player/manager until 1938 and take them to the World Series once again in 1935. Charlie Grimm ended his playing career with a .290 batting average adding 2,299 hits, 908 runs, 394 doubles and 1,077 RBI. As an everyday manager, he again took the Cubs to the NL pennant in 1945, but never achieved the ultimate prize of a World Series victory. Charlie managed for 19 seasons with the Cubs (1932-1938, 1944-1949, 1960) the Boston Braves (1952 – their final year in Boston) and the remained on with the club as they became the Milwaukee Braves (1953-1956).  After retiring from any playing field capacity, Charlie spent 15 more seasons with the Cubs franchise in various roles. After his death in 1983, Grimm’s widow scattered his ashes over his beloved Wrigley Field.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8 (13)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
03/08/2008 $995 8 354 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XIV Auction 07038239
11/27/2010 $781 8 424 Mile High Card Company November 2010 Auction 08096521
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