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Bob Kennedy

1951 Bowman

Robert Daniel “Bob” Kennedy (August 18, 1920 - April 7, 2005) worked at Chicago’s historic Comiskey Park selling popcorn as a 16-year old, and the day after working the 1937 World Heavyweight Title bout between James J. Braddock and Joe Louis, signed an amateur free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox. The youngster was shipped to the minors for a few seasons before making his Major League debut in 1939 at the ripe old age of 18. As a rookie in 1940, he earned AL MVP consideration as he hit .252 with 153 hits, but committed 33 errors in the field. The big third baseman lost three seasons to military service during World War II, but returned to the Chicago lineup as an outfielder in 1946. The White Sox sent Bob to the Cleveland Indians in 1948 where he helped lead them to the 1948 World Series championship over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kennedy played 16 years in the Major Leagues with the White Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1948, 1955-1956, 1957), the Cleveland Indians (1948-1954), the Baltimore Orioles (1954-1955), the Detroit Tigers (1956) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1957). Bob Kennedy batted .254 with 1,176 hits, 514 runs and 514 RBI in 1,484 games. He also posted a .958 fielding percentage for his career. Following his playing career, Kennedy served as a scout and then a coach before joining the Chicago Cubs as manager. He managed three seasons in Chicago (1963-1965) and then the Oakland Athletics (1968) in their first season since relocating from Kansas City. Over the course of four years at the helm, Bob Kennedy posted a 264-278 record in 545 games.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (45)

Prices By Grade

1951 BOWMAN 296 BOB KENNEDY

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $2,282.40 $2,282.40 $800.00 6
NM - MT 8 $158.45 $152.52 $130.00 45 7
NM 7 $39.38 $37.13 $55.00 51 58
EX - MT 6 $13.39 $16.81 $30.00 46 111
EX 5 $22.99 $22.99 $20.00 26 160
VG - EX 4 $8.00 19 186
VG 3 1 205
GOOD 2 1 206
FR 1.5 207
PR 1 1 207
Auth 1 208

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