Joe Garagiola - 1951 Bowman

Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. (1926-2016) grew up in St. Louis, a few houses away from Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra, and the St. Louis Cardinals signed him over Berra to backstop their club through the 1940s. The Cardinals signed Joe as a 16-year-old in 1942 and he made his Major League debut in 1946 after two years in the service during World War II. Garagiola helped lead the Redbirds to the 1946 World Series title over the Boston Red Sox, batting .316 with six hits and four RBI in five games. The majority of his nine-year career was spent sharing catching duties in the Gateway City (1946-1951) with Del Rice, but also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1953), the Chicago Cubs (1953-1954) and the New York Giants (1954). Other than his rookie year when he won a World Series ring, Joe’s best year came in 1952 when he batted .273 with 94 hits and 54 RBI. He posted a .986 career fielding percentage with a 36% caught stealing percentage. Joe Garagiola finished his playing career with a .257 batting average, 481 hits and 255 RBI. Following his playing career, he spent time in the broadcast booth for the St. Louis Cardinals and NBC Radio among other baseball commentating positions. In 1969, Joe became NBC’s The Today Show panelist from 1969-1973.



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
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5

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