Bob Lemon Autograph 1981 Perez Steele Postcard Encased Cleveland
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Autographed Perez Steele Postcard Encased
Historic Autographs Company is going with something quite simple, yet extremely popular. Since their inception in the early 1980s, one of the most popular autograph mediums used to collect HOFers has been the Hall of Fame Art Postcards by Perez Steele. With so many collectors seeking authentic examples, Historic Autographs is releasing 2019 HA Steele Engravings. These works were created for The Perez-Steele Baseball Hall of Fame Art Postcards. Some of the originals are in the homes of collectors, some are archived at the National Baseball of Fame and Museum and a few reside in offices of Major League baseball clubs. Perez-Steele gives you the chance to bring the greatest ball players of all time from Cooperstown to your town with these beautiful full color postcards that measure 3 1/2” X 5 1/2” and feature paintings of the players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Card backs feature player information and select career stats. Each of the postcards is numbered out of 10,000. The number of signed postcards are significantly even more rare. The Signed and Slabbed Postcards are authenticated by Beckett Authentication Service. https://www.beckett-authentication.com/verify-certificate
Bob Lemon was raised in California where he played high school baseball and was the state player of the year in 1938. At the age of 17, Lemon began his professional baseball career in the Cleveland Indians organization, with whom he played for his entire professional career. Lemon was called up to Cleveland's major league team as a utility player in 1941. He then joined the United States Navy during World War II and returned to the Indians in 1946. That season was the first Lemon would play at the pitcher position. The Indians played in the 1948 World Series and were helped by Lemon's two pitching wins as they won the club's first championship since 1920. In the early 1950s, Cleveland had a starting pitching rotation which included Lemon, Bob Feller, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn. During the 1954 season, Lemon had a career-best 23–7 win–loss record and the Indians set a 154-game season AL-record win mark when they won 111 games before they won the American League (AL) pennant. He was an All-Star for seven consecutive seasons and recorded seven seasons of 20 or more pitching wins in a nine-year period from 1948–1956. Lemon was a manager with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. He was named Manager of the Year with the White Sox and Yankees. In 1978, he was fired as manager of the White Sox. He was named Yankees manager one month later and he led the team to a 1978 World Series title. Lemon became the first AL manager to win a World Series after assuming the managerial role in the middle of a season. Lemon was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976.