Earl Adams - 1933 Goudey

Earl John “Sparky” Adams (August 26, 1894 - February 24, 1989) was an excellent defensive infielder who, oddly enough, replaced George Grantham twice at two different times at two separate positions and played alongside him twice with the Cubs as well as the Reds. At 5’4’ tall, Sparky was the shortest player of his era. Adams played 13 seasons in the National League with the Cubs (1922-1927), Pirates (1928-1929), Cardinals (1930-1933) and Reds (1933-1934). In 1930, he hit .314 and was a member of the Cardinals when all eight of the Redbirds’ regulars hit above the .300-mark; the only time in history that this occurred. He was the starting third baseman in 1931 as the Cards came roaring back after a World Series loss to reach the Fall Classic once again, this time taking the title. Adams had a career year, leading the league in doubles and swatting 178 hits and driving in 40 runs while batting .293 for the season. Adams was traded in 1933 to Cincinnati for Leo Durocher, Dutch Henry and Jack Ogden – future members of the infamous Gashouse Gang. Sparky Adams career ended with a debilitating knee injury. During his 13 seasons, Adams had a .286 career batting average with 1,588 hits including 249 doubles, 844 runs, 154 stolen bases and 394 RBI.



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
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM+ 7.5
3 NM 7 (21)

PRICES BY GRADE

1933 GOUDEY 213 EARL ADAMS

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $3,500.00
NM - MT 8 $2,094.00 $2,094.00 $950.00 8
NM 7 $326.09 $326.09 $220.00 21 9
EX - MT 6 $162.50 $162.50 $110.00 23 30
EX 5 $91.09 $86.05 $80.00 53 56
VG - EX 4 $56.00 $49.25 $45.00 67 119
VG 3 $22.00 $26.41 $30.00 39 192
GOOD 2 $24.50 $24.50 $20.00 25 244
FR 1.5 $22.72 $22.72 4 269
PR 1 $50.00 $10.00 7 273
Auth 2 281

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