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Bob Dillinger

1951 Bowman

Robert Bernard “Bob” Dillinger (September 17, 1918 - November 7, 2009) enjoyed an excellent but short Major League Baseball career, which included leading the league three straight years in stolen bases, but later felt that the modern game had become less sporting and more glitzy and rarely followed the MLB. Dillinger starred for Glendale high School (CA) in both football and baseball when the St. Louis Browns signed him prior to the 1939 season. After playing three seasons of minor league ball and then serving three years in the military during World War II, Bob returned as a backup third baseman for the Browns in 1946. In 1947, Dillinger earned the third baseman’s slot out of spring training and proceeded to lead the American League in stolen bases (34) for the first of three consecutive seasons. 1948 began a stretch of three straight years batting .300 or better and in 1949 he earned an All-Star selection, his one and only. After spending four years with the lowly Browns (1946-1949), Bob played the next two seasons with three different teams – the Philadelphia Athletics (1950), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-1951) and the Chicago White Sox (1951). In all, Bob Dillinger played 753 Major League games where he batted .306 with 888 hits, 401 runs scored, 213 RBI and 106 stolen bases. At third, however, though posting a career .948 fielding percentage, Dillinger suffered through a horrible case of the yips as he could not throw the ball to first base. Dillinger later stated, “I became a bad third baseman… I was scared to throw the ball.” After six years in the big leagues, Bob Dillinger finished his baseball career in the Pacific Coast League with the Sacramento Solons where he captured the 1953 batting title with a .366 average.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT+ 8.5

Prices By Grade

1951 BOWMAN 63 BOB DILLINGER

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10 $5,380.80 $5,380.80 1
MINT 9 $400.00 7 1
NM - MT 8 $47.37 $55.60 $75.00 62 10
NM 7 $20.00 $20.26 $30.00 52 74
EX - MT 6 $4.99 $14.33 $18.00 35 130
EX 5 $3.25 $3.25 $12.00 31 168
VG - EX 4 14 200
VG 3 6 215
GOOD 2 1 221
FR 1.5 223
PR 1 223
Auth 1 223

Auction Prices Realized

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01/13/2020 $5,381 10 200 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter Classic 2019 Auction 21498488
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06/26/2014 $9 4 29 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 110 - Ends 6/26 Auction 22960773
12/28/2012 $20 7 34 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 71 Auction 20880323
04/18/2010 $3,968 8.5 332 Memory Lane, Inc. Springtime Classic Auction Auction 16318642
10/07/2009 $5,011 8.5 535 Mile High Card Company October 2009 Auction Auction 14546857
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