Don Hoak - 1961 Topps

Donald Albert “Don” Hoak (February 5, 1928 - October 9, 1969) spent 10 seasons as a Major League Baseball third baseman who … according to National Pastime legend … once faced a young Cuban pitcher named Fidel Castro. Hoak had originally signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1947. His playing days were interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army and a year of playing ball in Cuba, where Hoak and his teammates were once playing a game when Castro and his friends took over the field. Castro threw several wild pitches that near nearly struck Hoak in the head, who then demanded that the pitcher be ejected from the contest. Upon returning to the United States, he rejoined the Dodgers organization and debuted with the team in 1954. In the 1955 World Series, Hoak played third base in place of future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson in the seventh and deciding game of that Series—the only World Series game Robinson did not play in during his career. Hoak proved to be an able and intense ballplayer, and in 1956 enjoyed a banner year as he set career highs in home runs (19) and RBIs (89) while leading the National League in doubles with 39. That same season, he set a National League record by striking out six times in one game during a 17-inning marathon on May 2 against the New York Giants. He went on to play for the Chicago Cubs (1956), Cincinnati Reds (1957-1958), Pittsburgh Pirates (1959-1962), and Philadelphia Phillies (1963-1964). Making it to only one All-Star Game roster in 1957, he retired after having played in 1,263 games, compiling a .265 batting average with 89 home runs and 498 RBI. He later worked as a Pirates' broadcaster for two years and a coach for the Phillies in 1967.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (27)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
05/19/2019 $787 10 372667436449 eBay probstein123 Auction 42951146
11/27/2013 $77 9 260 Mile High Card Company Extra Innings November 2013 Auction 21460717
04/11/2014 $228 9 902 Mile High Card Company April 2014 Auction 90309667
08/21/2014 $66 9 484 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 114 - Ends 8/21 Auction 11930341
03/20/2015 $112 9 473 Mile High Card Company March 2015 Auction Auction 11975579
09/08/2016 $124 9 201651491318 eBay www.stevenovella.com Auction 25682201
12/01/2016 $103 9 391633654901 eBay cardmrchnt6ta4 Auction 26141157
01/08/2017 $92 9 112254674162 eBay mrmint9 Auction 26141157
05/24/2017 $150 9 252569325443 eBay quality*cards Buy It Now 11281658
06/21/2017 $150 9 382129583465 eBay 4_sharp_corners Buy It Now 27496105
02/05/2018 $79 9 382364463347 eBay probstein123 Auction 28284601
03/11/2018 $131 9 112825570862 eBay dreamingofyesterday Auction 27496105
06/27/2018 $42 9 352382650490 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 11456035
10/11/2018 $99 9 340 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 222 - Ends 10/11/18 Auction 41997645
11/25/2018 $160 9 223246551280 eBay cypressheritagecompany Buy It Now 41997645
01/17/2019 $66 9 436 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 229 - Ends 1/17/19 Auction 42115781
06/06/2019 $145 9 352674252603 eBay www.stevenovella.com Auction 42023401
10/15/2019 $95 9 123933412945 eBay sandlotheros Auction 44036393
10/15/2019 $104 9 143403286593 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 11906364
11/13/2014 $32 8 569 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 120 - Ends 11/13 Auction 22154351
09/22/2016 $27 8 381769868091 eBay gregmorriscards Auction 02401276
11/21/2016 $12 8 142176826138 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 22144173
12/22/2016 $15 8 337 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 175 - Ends 12/22/16 Auction 26319378
05/01/2017 $15 8 401311695497 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 12405311
10/25/2017 $19 8 162719690732 eBay cooperstownsportscards Auction 11506138
11/09/2017 $17 8 362148255750 eBay probstein123 Auction 27747148
01/04/2018 $16 8 768 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 202 - Ends 1/4/18 Auction 28313319
01/07/2018 $12 8 232611705762 eBay pristine_paper Auction 20617416
07/07/2018 $22 8 362379285283 eBay zgcards Best Offer 22728465
07/30/2018 $16 8 142876433702 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 31114517
09/27/2018 $16 8 365 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 221 - Ends 9/27/18 Auction 41820500
01/01/2019 $19 8 372547379382 eBay probstein123 Auction 41779248
01/28/2019 $24 8 352563496292 eBay spaceman1958 Best Offer 22728465
06/14/2019 $15 8 254256910205 eBay dalet-68 Auction 22728465
06/29/2019 $22 8 312596137617 eBay cardmrchnt6ta4 Buy It Now 42919585
07/02/2019 $14 8 192956526420 eBay stash_99 Auction 26385351
07/13/2019 $16 8 362692319694 eBay probstein123 Auction 40020147
08/13/2019 $12 8 143346308346 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 22403795
09/16/2019 $16 8 383144328011 eBay probstein123 Auction 43558361
12/03/2016 $3 7.5 142188851446 eBay vccllc Auction 14823468
07/16/2017 $14 7.5 162587561229 eBay cooperstownsportscards Auction 22688387
01/24/2013 $7 7 429 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 73 Auction 31237140
09/20/2013 $7 7 526 Sirius Sports Auctions Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 90 Auction 21868603
10/13/2016 $5 7 131959244343 eBay fcampney Auction 22288494
04/15/2017 $11 7 222470411611 eBay higradecards10too Auction 22635206
01/23/2018 $13 7 232633364280 eBay googz21 Auction 18579705
07/31/2019 $4 7 133123238260 eBay stingray87 Auction 22635206
09/29/2019 $14 7 163671009314 eBay cooperstownsportscards Buy It Now 31198674