Ed Konetchy – Broad Leaf 460 (PSA 3)


PLAYER: Ed Konetchy

TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals

LEAGUE: National League

BACK: Broad Leaf 460 (4/39)



A stellar example of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Ed Konetchy featuring the exceptionally rare Broad Leaf 460 advertising reverse (ranked 4 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).


Edward Joseph Konetchy

Born: September 3, 1885 – La Crosse, WI

Died:May 27, 1947 – Fort Worth, TX

Batted: RH

Threw: RH

Position: 1B

Career BA: .281


St. Louis Cardinals NL (1907–1913)

Pittsburgh Pirates NL (1914)

Pittsburgh Rebels FL (1915)

Boston Braves NL (1916–1918)

Brooklyn Robins NL (1919–1921)

Philadelphia Phillies NL (1921)

Ed “The Candy Kid” Konetchy was a very steady, durable first baseman for six different teams over his 15-year MLB career. He had a memorable year in 1910, when he batted .302 and had a 20-game hitting streak. Konetchy led the league in doubles in 1911 and had some MVP voting consideration in both 1911 and 1912. He managed to bang out an impressive 2,150 hits over his time in the majors. He played for the Texas League’s Fort Worth Panthers for three seasons, slamming 41 homers in 1925 and 21 in 1926, and winning the pennant in 1925. Konetchy also managed six seasons in the minors, three of them with the Lacrosse Black Hawks of the Wisconsin State League, before retiring in 1942. He is remembered for being a hero in 1911 when the Cards were involved in a train crash. Twelve people died, but more would have perished if he had not carried many of the injured to safety

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