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Phil Cavarretta

1934-36 Batter-Up (R318)

Philip Joseph Cavarretta (July 19, 1916 - December 18, 2010) was a Chicago native, graduate of Lane Tech High School, famed alma mater of legendary athletes Johnny Weissmuller and Fritz Pollard, and spent the majority of his career playing first base for the Chicago Cubs. Phil signed with the Cubs as a high schooler and hit for the cycle in his first professional game with the Peoria Tractors. In 1935, Cavarretta permanently replaced Charlie Grimm at first base and helped lead Chicago to the best record in baseball and the World Series against the eventual champion Detroit Tigers. Phil was a legitimate hitter with limited power and led the National League in hits in 1944 (197). In 1945, he led the NL in batting average (.355) and on-base percentage (.449) en route to the 1945 National League Most Valuable Player Award. The three-time NL All-Star helped lead the Cubs to three National League pennants (1935, 1938, 1945). After playing 20 years on the North Side in a Chicago Cubs uniform (1934-1953), Cavarretta signed with the South Side Chicago White Sox to finish his career (1954-1955). Phil Cavarretta finished his career with a .293 career batting average, 1,977 hits including 347 doubles and 99 triples, 990 runs scored and 920 RBI while posting a .989 fielding percentage over 22 years. From 1951 to 1953, Phil served as player/manager for the Cubs compiling a 169-213 record in 384 games.

Condition Census

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

Prices By Grade

1934 BATTER-UP 101 PHIL. CAVARRETTA

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $1,000.00
NM - MT 8 $336.00 $350.00 3
NM 7 $175.00 2 3
EX - MT 6 $107.50 $95.00 7 5
EX 5 $60.00 5 13
VG - EX 4 $124.95 $35.00 3 21
VG 3 $22.00 2 24
GOOD 2 $15.00 27
FR 1.5 1 29
PR 1 $8.00 30
Auth 3 30

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
10/19/2020 $108 6 164414755699 eBay upsalaallamerican Auction 40270042
05/11/2020 $336 8 55506 Heritage Auctions 2020 May 7 - 9 Spring Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction 11888821
04/07/2020 $125 4 114149151802 eBay mrfsportscards Best Offer 28848257
04/28/2019 $29 2 (MK) 283456319968 eBay irahayes Auction 28848258
08/30/2018 $200 6 362422650255 eBay im-a-monster Buy It Now 02186803
05/24/2018 $66 6 50 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 212 - Ends 5/24/18 Auction 02186803
04/09/2018 $70 2 (MK) 112927040823 eBay mrfsportscards Buy It Now 28848258
11/07/2015 $598 8 11121 Heritage Auctions 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog .. Auction 09181795
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