From 1911 through 1919, only one player other than Ty Cobb captured the Major League Baseball’s batting title with the highest average in both leagues . . . and that one player was Tris Speaker. Still baseball’s all-time leader in doubles with 792, Speaker pounded out 30 or more doubles in 17 of his 22 big league seasons.
Considered by many to this day to be the greatest centerfielder of all-time, although fans of Willie Mays will argue for the “Say Hey Kid” forever, cards of Speaker were strangely limited in production compared to his contemporaries, making them prized possessions for collectors and prime investments for those assembling portfolios.
This iconic Speaker image is one of his finest and one of his most famous. It presents marvelously on this seldom seen issue and is the finest example of this card we have ever encountered. If you can only have one card of Tris Speaker that’s not a high grade of his T206 rookie, we can think of no finer card than this Mendelsohn. Consider this card wisely.