Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXXVI
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/20/2018
Waner was known for hitting the bottle and many old timers say “Big Poison” was actually a better hitter when drinking. In a classic moment, Waner decided to give up alcohol one season and his batting average plummeted. After witnessing Waner’s decline, his manager gave him a bottle and told him to start drinking again. Waner, as usual, finished the season well over .300. While singles hitting Lloyd didn’t get the attention given big brother Paul, “Lil’ Poison” was one of the most accomplished batsmen of his time. Accomplished at controlling his swing, Waner could place balls into tight spots in much the same style as a golfer. Old timers still get excited when talking of Waner’s ability to “place hits wherever he wanted.” This exceptionally obscure strip card of Pennock was probably given away as a premium to customers at neighborhood drug or grocery stores. Pennock was at his best in October, going 5-0 with an amazing 1.95 ERA in World Series play. In 1923, the Yankees fleeced the Red Sox for Pennock, trading three forgotten players and $50,000 for the pitcher. Pennock responded by going 19-6, while pacing the league in winning percentage at .760. Beyond Hoyt’s pitching exploits, the great righty became a beloved part of baseball as a broadcaster after his career. Fans often laughed that they’d pray for rain during boring contests just to hear Hoyt’s stories when he ad-libbed during rain delays.
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1927 W560 SGC-Graded HOFer Group (4)

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $145.20
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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