1951 Bowman Monte Irvin #198 (Hall of Fame) SGC 3 Rookie RC
1951 Bowman Monte Irvin #198 (Hall of Fame) SGC 3 Rookie RC. Monford Merrill Monte Irvin (February 25, 1919 - January 11, 2016) made a relatively seamless transition from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues. Irvin was a five-time Negro League All-Star and twice won the Negro League batting title. Monte made an immediate impact as an everyday Giant player hitting. 299 or better for his first four seasons and leading the league in RBI in 1951. Irvin helped lead the Giants to the 1951 National League pennant as well as 1954 World Series championship.
Seemingly playing in familiar territory, in 1951, Irvin, Hank Thompson and Willie Mays became the first all black outfield in the majors. Monte Irvin retired with 731 hits, 366 runs, 443 RBI, 99 home runs and a career. The Negro Leagues Committee elected Monford Merrill Monte Irvin to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
Great card for any collector! Please check back to my store often as I will be adding more cards / comics / and other collectibles. The item "1951 Bowman Monte Irvin #198 (Hall of Fame) SGC 3 Rookie RC" is in sale since Friday, August 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles". The seller is "moonshotmoose" and is located in Olyphant, Pennsylvania.
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- Features: Rookie
- Set: 1951 Bowman
- Season: 1951
- Professional Grader: Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC)
- Grade: 3
- Sport: Baseball
- Team: New York Giants
- Manufacturer: Bowman
- Card Number: 198
- Player/Athlete: Monte Irvin
- League: National League
- Type: Sports Trading Card
- Graded: Yes