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Lot # 85: Chuck Klein Kentucky Colonel Award Citation Signed by the Governor of KY in 1934

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Item was in Auction "2019 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/3/2019 7:00 PM to
12/6/2019 10:00 PM

Large oversized (10 x 15) Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate designating Honorable Charles Herbert (Chuck) Klein of Indianapolis, Indiana as a commissioned Kentucky Colonel. Dated January 17, 1934 and signed by Governor Ruby Laffoon (D. 1941) who was the 43rd Governor of Kentucky and is Secretary of State, Sara Mahan (D. 1966) Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky Colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation.

Fresh to the hobby collection from the family of slugger Chuck Klein. A worthy contemporary of the great sluggers such as Ruth, Gehrig and Foxx, during the late 1920s and early 1930s, his talents were comparable. His credits are staggering: four home runs in one game, 1929 Most Valuable Player Award, one of only six to ever win the Triple Crown (1933), and all this culminating in being inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was also named one of the 100 Greatest Players of All Time by The Sporting News.

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