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Sam Leslie

1934-36 Batter-Up (R318)

Samuel Andrew Leslie (July 26, 1905 - January 21, 1979) played his entire career with New York’s National League teams and set the New York Giants single season record for pinch hits (22), which stood as the Major League record until 1961. Though Leslie was a relatively mediocre player with excellent hitting skills, it was his unique achievements that make him stand out among his contemporaries. He played first and pinch hit for ten years with the Giants (1929-1933, 1936-1938) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1933-1935) alongside Hall of Famers like Mel Ott, Travis Jackson, Carl Hubbell, Bill Terry, Hack Wilson and Al Lopez. His legendary teammates earned entry into the Hall of Fame, but only Leslie ran out an inside-the-park grand slam on July 6, 1934 and hit for the cycle on May 24, 1936. Sam’s best season came in 1934 when he batted .332 with 181 hits and 102 RBI in 146 games. He spent the early part of his career backing up Bill Terry at first in New York and then became the primary first bagger when he returned to the Giants where Terry was manager. Sam Leslie finished his career with a .304 batting average, 749 hits, 311 runs and 389 RBI in 822 games. He also posted a .989 fielding percentage.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6 (5)

Prices By Grade

1934 BATTER-UP 46 SAM LESLIE

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $600.00
NM - MT 8 $220.00 1
NM 7 $252.00 $115.00 8 1
EX - MT 6 $113.50 $113.50 $65.00 5 9
EX 5 $45.00 7 15
VG - EX 4 $68.79 $25.00 5 23
VG 3 $16.00 2 28
GOOD 2 $17.50 $10.00 5 32
FR 1.5 37
PR 1 $5.00 1 37
Auth 38

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
12/02/2021 $114 6 384526160061 eBay probstein123 Auction 07261815
05/11/2020 $252 7 55489 Heritage Auctions 2020 May 7 - 9 Spring Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction 11730459
09/03/2019 $69 4 112339177054 eBay benb51 Best Offer 18604302
01/16/2019 $18 2 352556989124 eBay tbh39 Best Offer 18343158
05/23/2017 $19 4 302319279920 eBay simonds_sports Auction 27280686
11/07/2015 $538 8.5 11097 Heritage Auctions 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog .. Auction 12593255
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