Forrest Burgess - 1951 Bowman

Forrest Harrill “Smoky” Burgess (February 6, 1927 - September 15, 1991) caught a three-pitcher no-hitter in 1956 and was behind the plate in 1959 when Harvey Haddix took a perfect game into the 13th inning only to lose 1-0 after pitching 12-2/3 innings allowing only one hit. Smoky caught and pinch-hit for 18 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs (1949, 1951), the Philadelphia Phillies (1952-1955), the Cincinnati Reds (1955-1958), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1959-1964) and the Chicago White Sox (1964-1967). Burgess was one of the best pinch hitters in Major League history, retired with a record 507 pinch at-bats and is among the top five pinch-hitters of all-time with 145. Smoky was a solid batter and an accomplished fielder as he posted a .988 career fielding percentage with 5,214 putouts, 441 assists, 63 double plays, 71 errors and a 37% caught stealing percentage in 5,726 chances. He was a nine-time MLB All-Star and handled the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff that captured the World Series over the New York Yankees. Smoky Burgess finished his career with a .295 career batting average, had 1,318 hits including 230 doubles and 126 home runs, scored 485 runs and drove in 673 runs over 18 years.



Condition Census (Explain)

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 (41)

PRICES BY GRADE

1951 BOWMAN 317 FORREST BURGESS

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $4,140.00 $4,140.00 $3,500.00 6
NM - MT 8 $176.00 $176.00 $250.00 41 7
NM 7 $96.01 $94.77 $100.00 47 51
EX - MT 6 $40.00 $44.99 $60.00 61 107
EX 5 $30.00 $30.00 $40.00 35 174
VG - EX 4 $9.39 $14.95 23 210
VG 3 $16.78 $16.78 8 234
GOOD 2 $25.00 $25.00 3 242
FR 1.5 246
PR 1 246
Auth 1 246

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