Ernie Lombardi - 1938 Goudey

Ernest Natali Lombardi (1908-1977) was once referred to as “the slowest man to ever play major league baseball well.” His lack of speed was, however, overshadowed by his legendary and powerful line drives as well as long shots over fence. He was considered one of the greatest defensive catcher’s of his era as well, appearing in 100 or more game with the Cincinnati Reds in ten consecutive seasons. Lombardi primarily played for the Reds (1932-1941) and the Giants (1943-1947) during his 17-year career. Ernie Lombardi was renowned for his lead feet, but that did not deter him from being selected eight All-Star games and was not a factor as he won the 1938 National League Most Valuable Player award. He also helped the Reds win the 1939 NL pennant and 1940 World Series title. In 1938, Ernie holds the distinction of catching Johnny Vander Meer’s consecutive no-hitters against the Boston Bees and Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Ernie Lombardi retired with a career .306 batting average with 1,792 hits, 190 home runs, 602 runs scored and 990 RBI. The Veterans Committee elected Ernest Natali Lombardi to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT+ 8.5
1 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT 8 (9)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
05/13/2017 $4,320 8.5 80286 Heritage Auctions 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 25619839
08/11/2018 $9,533 8.5 120 Memory Lane, Inc. Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction Auction 22910645
09/10/2010 $1,115 8 556 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIX Auction 06475211
12/13/2009 $427 7 414 Memory Lane, Inc. Hidden Treasures Vintage Rarities Auction Auction 14384307
03/14/2014 $540 7 183 Greg Bussineau Auctions Spring 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 14384307
01/17/2017 $684 7 471 Memory Lane, Inc. 2016 Winter Rarities Auction Auction 04535453
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09/20/2018 $533 7 50 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXXVI Auction 04535453
04/18/2010 $251 6.5 309 Memory Lane, Inc. Springtime Classic Auction Auction 16336576
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08/02/2016 $150 5 154 Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2016 Vintage Trading Cards Auction Auction 15709153
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