PLAYER: Harry Lumley
TEAM: Brooklyn Superbas (Modern Day Dodgers)
BACK: Sovereign 150 (Ranked 26/39)
GRADE: PSA 8 NM-MT (0900-7712)
An absolutely breathtaking example of Brooklyn Superbas outfielder and player/ manager Harry Lumley. The card features the Sovereign 150 advertising reverse (Ranked 26 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
When considering the uncanny preservation of the card as well as the fact that it possesses a Sovereign 150 advertising reverse, the piece is quickly elevated to an absolutely top flight T206 example.
HARRY “JUDGE” LUMLEY
Harry Garfield Lumley
Born: September. 29, 1880
Forest City, PA
Died: May 22, 1938
Career BA: .274
Managerial Record: 55–98
Brooklyn Superbas NL (1904–1910; player/manager: 1909)
In the 20th century only one rookie led his league in triples and homers, and his name was Harry “Judge” Lumley. As a 23-year-old rookie in 1904, Lumley also finished second only to Honus Wagner in total bases and second only to “Bad Bill” Dahlen in RBI. He developed into one of the most feared sluggers of his era and Brooklyn’s most popular player. By the time Lumley was included in the T206 set in 1909, his once-bright career was in full decline due to ongoing weight issues and resulting injuries. An injured ankle led to a .216 average in 1908, and he only played 55 games in 1909 due to a shoulder injury, hitting .250 with no homers as the Superbas’ player/manager. He went just 55–98 (.359) as Brooklyn’s manager, and was replaced in 1910 by Bill Dahlen. Lumley was player/manager of the Binghamton Bingoes in the New York State League for three seasons. He retired in 1913 as a career .335 minor league hitter and ran a tavern in Binghamton.
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