Johnny Evers (HOF) “With Bat, Chicago On Shirt” – Broad Leaf 460 (SGC 2)

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PLAYER: Johnny Evers (HOF)

VARIATION: “Chicago” On Shirt

TEAM: Chicago Cubs

LEAGUE: National

BACK: Broad Leaf 460 (Ranked 4/39)

GRADE: SGC 2 G (817) 5964-002

 

THE CARD

A highly exotic example of Chicago Cubs Hall Of Fame Second Baseman Johnny Evers. The card features the extremely rare Broad Leaf 460 advertising reverse (ranked 4 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource). One of the true gems of the T206 issue, the Broad Leaf 460.

JOHNNY EVERS

John Joseph Evers

Born: July 21, 1881 - Troy, NY

Died: March 28, 1947 - Albany, NY

Batted: LH

Threw: RH

Position: 2B

Career BA: .270

Teams:

Chicago Orphans/Cubs NL (1902–1913)

Boston Braves NL (1914–1917, 1929)

Philadelphia Phillies NL (1917)

Chicago White Sox AL (1922)

Johnny Evers was the last piece placed in the famed “Tinker to Evers to Chance” trio that is credited with defining the modern double play. All three future Hall of Famers were moved to their famous positions in 1902, but Evers was the backup at second base until starter Bobby Lowe broke his ankle. Nicknamed “The Crab” for his penchant for shuffling sideways to get in front of ground balls, Evers drove in the winning runs in both the 1907 and 1908 World Series and was the National League MVP in 1914. Surprisingly Evers and Tinker didn’t speak to each other during their final few years as teammates, occasionally even coming to blows in the clubhouse. Johnny Evers was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946.

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These are the saddest of possible words:
“Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double –
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
“Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

“That Double Play Again”
Printed : July 12, 1910
by The “New York Evening Mail”.

“Gotham’s Woe”
Re-Printed : July 15, 1910
by The “Chicago Daily Tribune”.

“Baseballs Sad Lexicon”
Re-Printed : July 18, 1910
by The “New York Evening Mail

JOHN JOSEPH EVERS

(Born: July 21, 1881; Troy, NY – Passed Away: March 28, 1947; Albany, NY)