ST. LOUIS CARDINALS J.A. "RIPPER" COLLINS BASEBALL * Iconic VINTAGE 1930s photo

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Seller: dontskip (6,212) 100%, Location: New England, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123780028793 A RARE CLASSIC ICONIC VINTAGE MUSEUM QUALITY PRESS PHOTOGRAPH OF RIPPER COLLINS, FIRST BASEMAN FOR THE CARDINALS. PHOTOGRAPHED AND PRINTED 1930s. PRINTED ON SINGLE-WEIGHT GELATIN SILVER PAPER. TOTAL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATELY 7" BY 9". EXCELLENT OR BETTER CONDITION, A FEW LIGHT SURFACE IRREGULARITIES AND SMALL EMULSION LOSS EXTREME UPPER RIGHT EDGE, WHICH ONE WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY OVER-MAT - PLEASE REVIEW SCANS! EXCEPTIONAL SPORTS BASEBALL AMERICA'S PASTTIME BALLPARKS CARDS MISSOURI WINNERS SLUGGERS BASEBALL BATS CAPS MITTS GLOVES BALLPLAYERS SUBJECT MATTER! PLEASE SEE MY ADDITIONAL LISTINGS FOR MORE EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY! ALL NON-USA RESIDENTS: SHIPPING IS $18.00 BY STANDARD INTERNATIONAL MAIL FOR FLAT ENVELOPES ONLY. PACKAGE POSTAL FEES ARE DETERMINED BY THE PACKAGE'S SIZE AND WEIGHT. PLEASE KNOW A CUSTOMS DECLARATION IS REQUIRED ON ALL INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES. INSURED PACKAGES MUST BE SENT PARCEL POST AND THE FEE IS $50.00 PLUS THE INSURANCE FEE. WINNING BIDDERS ACCEPT ALL SHIPPING RISKS FOR UNINSURED INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES. WINNING BIDDERS WILL RECEIVE AN EBAY INVOICE OR PERSONAL EMAIL FROM ME AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES REGARDING PAYMENT AND SHIPPING DETAILS. PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM OBLIGATED UNDER U. S. LAW TO DECLARE THE FULL VALUE OF A PACKAGE SHIPPED OUT OF THE UNITED STATES. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO BREAK THE LAW AND DO OTHERWISE. ALL USA RESIDENTS: PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN THREE DAYS BY PAYPAL. ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH ME WELL IN ADVANCE! NO EXCEPTIONS! CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO 6.35% SALES TAX. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED SHIPPING IS $ 8.00 IN THE UNITED STATES BY PRIORITY MAIL WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. I CAN COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES CLOSING THE SAME WEEK. INSURANCE REQUIRED ABOVE $ 100.00. FOR COMBINED SHIPPING, YOU MUST WAIT FOR MY INVOICE!!! Ripper CollinsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchRipper CollinsFirst basemanBorn: March 30, 1904 Altoona, PennsylvaniaDied: April 15, 1970 (aged 66) New Haven, New YorkBatted: SwitchThrew: LeftMLB debutApril 18, 1931, for the St. Louis CardinalsLast MLB appearanceSeptember 28, 1941, for the Pittsburgh PiratesMLB statisticsBatting average.296Home runs135Runs batted in659TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals (1931–1936)Chicago Cubs (1937–1938)Pittsburgh Pirates (1941)Career highlights and awards3× All-Star (1935, 1936, 1937)2× World Series champion (1931, 1934)NL home run leader (1934)James Anthony "Ripper" Collins (March 30, 1904 – April 15, 1970) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. A switch hitter who threw left-handed, Collins was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg). Despite his stature, he was a power hitter who in 1934 co-led the National League in home runs with 35.Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, he grew up in nearby Nanty Glo, where he was a standout in sandlot baseball in his youth.[1] Collins started his professional baseball career in 1923. He played in various minor leagues for eight seasons until 1930, when he hit .376 with 40 home runs for the Rochester Red Wings of the International League. His 180 runs batted in set an IL record.For that performance, Collins was called up to the majors. As a member of the Gashouse Gang Cardinals teams, Collins had a breakout season in 1934 with 35 homers (sharing the league's long-ball championship with future Baseball Hall of Famer Mel Ott), 128 runs batted in, and a .333 batting average. He also hit .367 in the World Series, which the Cardinals won in seven games.Collins is the only first baseman to have twice recorded no putouts in a nine-inning game – once for the Cardinals in 1935, and again for the Cubs in 1937.[2] Between his time with the Cubs and the Pirates, Collins spent two years with the Los Angeles Angels, and played in 346 games during that time.In 1084 games played Collins compiled a .296 batting average (1121-3784) with 615 runs scored, 135 home runs and 659 RBI. His on-base percentage was .360 and slugging percentage was .492. He hit better than .300 four times in a nine-year major league career. In 13 World Series games, he posted a .277 (13-47) batting average. Defensively, he recorded a .991 fielding percentage.Collins played in the Pacific Coast League and Eastern League after his major league career was over. In 1944, he was named Minor League Player of the Year as the player-manager of the Albany Senators of the Eastern League. That season—at the age of 40—Collins hit .396 with a league-leading 40 doubles.He returned to the major leagues as a member of the Cubs' College of Coaches from 1961–63, and was a scout for the Cardinals at the time of his death at age 66 in 1970.

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