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Larry French

1934-36 Batter-Up (R318)

Lawrence Herbert “Larry” French (November 1, 1907 - February 9, 1987) spent 14 seasons as a Major League Baseball starting pitcher and a fearsome foe on the mound, thanks to his knuckleball. French made his big league debut as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1929-1934), and in six seasons compiled an 87-83 record with a 3.44 ERA. The lefthander appeared in more than 40 games seven straight years, beginning with a league-high 47 in 1932. He led the National League in starts (35) in 1933, while going 18-13 with one of the best ERA’s of his professional career (2.72) and five shutouts. As a member of the Chicago Cubs (1935-1941), he continued to post impressive numbers, and in seven years was 95-84 with a 3.54 ERA. French recorded 40 career shutouts, leading the NL in 1935 (4) and 1936 (4). He also ignited the Cubbies’ 21-game winning streak to capture the 1935 NL pennant (winning five in that stretch), and was named to his only All-Star Game in 1940, while going 14-14 in the regular season. After joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in the middle of the 1941 campaign, Larry went 15-4 during his stay (1941-1942), with a 1.83 ERA in 1942. French had a career 191-171 record with a 3.44 ERA, 1,187 strikeouts, and 198 complete games. After retiring from baseball, he joined the United States Navy during World War II and spent more than 25 years in the service, eventually attaining the rank of captain. Larry was considered by some as the best pitcher to not be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
3 EX+ 5.5

Prices By Grade

1934 BATTER-UP 132 LARRY FRENCH

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $1,000.00
NM - MT 8 $372.00 $350.00 2
NM 7 $175.00 2
EX - MT 6 $109.13 $95.00 7 3
EX 5 $89.88 $89.88 $60.00 9 11
VG - EX 4 $74.95 $35.00 3 20
VG 3 $22.00 2 24
GOOD 2 $15.00 1 26
FR 1.5 27
PR 1 $8.00 27
Auth 27

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
12/02/2021 $90 5 384526195492 eBay probstein123 Auction 63552284
05/11/2020 $372 8 55529 Heritage Auctions 2020 May 7 - 9 Spring Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction 40256816
04/11/2020 $75 4 114149159107 eBay mrfsportscards Best Offer 04044862
10/25/2018 $109 6 21 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 223 - Ends 10/25/18 Auction 41344700
09/28/2017 $170 6 112548050965 eBay amerlegends Buy It Now 23144036
11/07/2015 $359 8 11142 Heritage Auctions 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog .. Auction 16065367
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