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Lot # 87: Chuck Klein National Baseball Hall of Fame Presentation Plaque

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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

Original presentation given to Chuck’s nephew who inherited what was left of Chuck’s estate and represented the family in 1980 at his Hall of Fame induction (see scan of photo of him holding the plaque at Cooperstown). Classic tooled leather frame housing the original replica of Chuck Klein’s Hall of Fame plaque along with "National Baseball Hall of Fame" incised gilt lettering. Measures 9.5 x 11.5 inches. This is one of the greatest awards that Chuck received (posthumously) relating to his baseball career. There is only one.

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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