Lot # 14: 1933 Sport Kings Carl Hubbell #42 PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Goudeys

Starting Bid: $500.00

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“King Carl” elevated his status to mythic proportion during two legendary performances in 1933 and 1934. On July 2, 1933 Hubbell threw 18 scoreless innings and allowed only six hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 at Polo Grounds. He retired St. Louis in order in 12 of the 18 innings, and struck out 12 Cardinals without issuing a walk. The following July, Hubbell turned in a three inning stint in the 1934 All Star Game that will probably never be equaled. The Giants’ hurler struck out the final three men he faced in the first inning and the first two in the second. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin all fell victim to Hubbell’s pinpoint control and unhittable screwball. In all the cards issued over the years, this Sport Kings issue and the 1933 Hubbell portrait are considered the two greatest cards of Hubbell known.

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