Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXIII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/17/2011
“Parisian Bob” Caruthers was one of the game’s great early characters, not to mention one of the finest all-round players to ever take the field. Already one of the game’s elite pitchers, having posted two 40-win seasons, Caruthers developed into one of the game’s most feared hitters, as well. In 1887, playing outfield and first base in addition to pitching in 39 games, Caruthers hit .357, hit 8 homeruns and stole 59 bases. On the mound, he went 29-9 and posted four of St. Louis’ five post season victories. Simply put, this is more than a marvelous baseball card, it’s a tiny piece of art depicting an American folk hero and legend.
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