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Jim Gentile (Hand Cut-Home: Baltimore)

1962 Post Cereal

James Edward “Jim” Gentile (June 3, 1934-) held the American League record for grand slams in a season with five, set in 1961, which stood until 1987 when Don Mattingly hit six for the New York Yankees. Gentile signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, but spent seven years in the minors, as the Dodgers already had All-Star Gil Hodges at first base. Jim finally got a chance to prove himself after being traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1959 and he made the most of being an everyday player finishing second in American League Rookie of the Year voting and earning All-Star honors. In 1961, during Mantle-Maris’ run at Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs, Gentile put together a near MVP season as he batted .302 with 147 hits including 46 home runs, scored 96 runs and led the league with 141 RBI. Jim played nine years in the Major Leagues with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1957/1958), the Baltimore Orioles (1960-1963), the Kansas City Athletics (1964-1965), the Houston Astros (1965-1966) and the Cleveland Indians, earning three consecutive All-Star Game selections (1960-1962). He was an excellent fielder posting a .990 fielding percentage. Jim Gentile finished his career with a .260 career batting average with 759 hits including 179 home runs, scored 434 runs and drove in 549 runs over 936 games.

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
3 NM+ 7.5

Prices By Grade

1962 POST CEREAL 27 JIM GENTILE HAND CUT-HOME: BALTIMORE

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9 $45.00 1
NM - MT 8 $51.21 $55.25 $18.00 8 1
NM 7 $20.27 $8.00 3 10
EX - MT 6 $31.50 $14.40 $4.00 6 13
EX 5 $6.50 $6.50 $2.00 1 20
VG - EX 4 1 21
VG 3 22
GOOD 2 1 22
FR 1.5 23
PR 1 23
Auth 10 23

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
11/04/2020 $7 5 383779386195 eBay probstein123 Auction 15146112
10/07/2020 $150 7.5 114344887538 eBay zactcollectibles Best Offer 45883796
05/22/2020 $32 6 (MK) 382875877940 eBay hootman1953 Buy It Now 27226051
03/31/2020 $51 8 362951406004 eBay probstein123 Auction 06574935
03/20/2020 $59 8 383455974777 eBay probstein123 Auction 14408896
10/20/2019 $61 8 312795581951 eBay uncommons Auction 44236607
12/13/2017 $14 6 132425946358 eBay j0bonzeye Auction 28317877
04/13/2017 $20 7 142336147245 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 26544059
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