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Luke Sewell

1934-36 Batter-Up (R318)

James Luther “Luke” Sewell (January 5, 1901 - May 14, 1987) played six seasons longer than his Hall of Fame brother, Joe Sewell. Luke was a college infielder who was immediately converted into a catcher once he made the professional ranks. After signing with the Cleveland Indians, he was sent to the Columbus Senators to learn the new position. It took a mere 17 minor league games before he was called up for good. Sewell played for the Indians (1921-1932, 1939) with his brother Joe, the Washington Senators (1933-1934), the Chicago White Sox (1935-1938) and the St. Louis Browns (1942) as player/manager. Luke was a decent hitter, but enjoyed much more success behind the plate, leading the American League four times in assists and base runners caught stealing while posting a career .978 fielding percentage. He was a member of the 1933 American League pennant winning Senators team, but lost the World Series to the New York Giants in five games. Luke Sewell ended his playing career with a .259 batting average, 1,393 hits including 272 doubles, 653 runs and 696 RBI. After ending his playing days, Sewell managed the Browns as player/manager, eventually being promoted to full-time manager (1941-1946) and captured the 1944 AL pennant but lost the World Series to the cross-town St. Louis Cardinals. He also managed the Red (1949-1952) and compiled a 606-644 managerial record in 1,259 games.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 EX-MT+ 6.5
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX 5 (7)

Prices By Grade

1934 BATTER-UP 155 LUKE SEWELL

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $1,000.00
NM - MT 8 $690.00 $350.00 1
NM 7 $175.00 1
EX - MT 6 $95.00 4 2
EX 5 $43.88 $60.00 7 7
VG - EX 4 $57.00 $35.00 5 14
VG 3 $22.00 2 19
GOOD 2 $15.00 2 24
FR 1.5 26
PR 1 $8.00 26
Auth 26

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
10/05/2021 $79 2.5 373736374070 eBay probstein123 Auction 63010666
05/29/2020 $146 6.5 363000348190 eBay probstein123 Auction 15637670
05/11/2020 $690 8 55543 Heritage Auctions 2020 May 7 - 9 Spring Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction 04516813
03/25/2019 $57 4 223453084143 eBay mrfranks67 Auction 41578712
05/10/2018 $44 5 127 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 211 - Ends 5/10/18 Auction 02260357
11/28/2017 $37 5 362165284598 eBay probstein123 Auction 30812098
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