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Presented here is a look back into baseball history and the life of Hall of Famer Elmer Flick through his personal scrapbook that features a sneak-peak into the life of the legendary right fielder. Flick played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies and Athletics, and the Cleveland Broncos/Naps from 1898 to 1910. Known for being a solid hitter and for his speed around the bases, the two-time American League stolen base leader was the AL batting champion in 1905 and the NL RBI leader in 1900. Flick retired with a batting average of .313 with 1,752 hits, 330 stolen bases and 756 RBI. Flick entered Cooperstown in1963.

Contained within this treasure trove of baseball that reflects Flick’s love of the game and includes a signature from Hall of Famer and legendary New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio. Both DiMaggio and Flick signed “THE CARDINALS SALUTE MEMBERS OF THE HALL OF FAME” from “100th ANNIVERSARY OF PROFESSIONA BASEBALL” from Bush Stadium on August 24, 1969. Hall of Famer and Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller signed a card featuring Elmer Flick’s plaque from Cooperstown and a “Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame Charter Inductees program with a blue marker. Hall of Famer Branch Rickey signed a letter on official Pittsburgh Pirates letterhead in response to a Lew Slaw who implored the former baseball great and general manager to write to the Hall on behalf of Elmer Flick. Rickey, a rival of Flick’s during the turn of the century signed the document with a blue ballpoint pen. Rickey would go on to urge the Hall to elect Flick in earnest.

The repository of baseball documents features a trade denial between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers that would have seen Ty Cobb sent to the Indians for Elmer Flick. The scrapbook features numerous personal letters from a Lew Slaw of Philadelphia who argued and wrote letters on the behalf of Flick for his entrance into Cooperstown. The rest of the scrapbook features personal greetings and birthday cards addressed to Flick. There are articles, newspaper cutouts and a signed National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum featuring an image of Flick’s plaque on page 51. This rare insight into the personal life and career of a beloved baseball hero comes pre-certified by Beckett Authentication.

Baseball Hall of Famer Elmer Flicks Personal Scrapbook With Significant Baseball Content - Including a Letter Signed by Branch Rickey! (Beckett PreCert)
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,476.00
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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