Luke Easter - 1951 Topps Red Back

Luscious Luke Easter (August 4, 1915 - March 29, 1979) hit the longest home run at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1949, a shot that reportedly travelled 477 feet. Easter was a giant first baseman that, after just winning the 1948 Negro League World Series with the Homestead Grays, signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1949. Luke was 34-years-old when he joined the Tribe full-time, hitting .280 with 28 home runs, 151 hits and driving in 107 RBI in his rookie campaign. Easter’s time in the big leagues was short-lived as he only played six seasons, all with the Indians, before returning to the minors. Luke Easter posted a .274 Major League career batting average with 472 hits, 93 home runs and 340 RBI. After retiring from the bigs, he played Triple-A ball well into his forties. A holdup man tragically shot Luke to death in 1979 as he was working as a bank messenger.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9 (36)

PRICES BY GRADE

1951 TOPPS RED BACK 26 LUKE EASTER

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
Auth 245
PR 1 245
FR 1.5 245
GOOD 2 245
VG 3 4 241
VG - EX 4 18 223
EX 5 $6.75 $6.75 $6.00 39 184
EX - MT 6 $19.95 $19.95 $10.00 29 152
NM 7 $19.38 $19.38 $18.00 32 118
NM - MT 8 $41.40 $33.44 $40.00 82 36
MINT 9 $79.95 $65.47 $80.00 36
GEM - MT 10

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