Charlie Gehringer

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Birthdate 5/11/1903
Death Date 1/21/1993
Debut Year 1924
Year of Induction 1949
Teams Tigers
Position Second Base

Charlie Gehringer started & played every inning of the first 6 MLB All Star games. He also had 2 consecutive games played streaks of 500+ games.

In the collection:

Autographed 1933 and 1934 Goudey baseball cards

Autographed 1933 and 1934 Goudey baseball cards

In the collection is this pair of original Goudey baseball cards from the heart of Charlie Gehringer’s career. The cards, from 1933 and 1934 show the second baseman in the midst of a time when he appeared in each of Major League Baseball’s first six All Star games.
First page of three-page handwritten letter

First page of three-page handwritten letter

Charlie Gehringer’s father Leonard died in 1924, widowing his diabetic wife Theresa. It was the second baseman’s first year in professional baseball. With his mother in need of care, Gehringer decided to forgo marriage until after his mother’s demise in 1949. In the collection is this three-page handwritten letter
Second page of three-page handwritten letter

Second page of three-page handwritten letter

Charlie Gehringer placed in the Top 10 in MVP balloting for seven straight seasons from 1932-1938. In this second page of the 1943 handwritten letter he writes about a brief leave from his time in the Navy. Gehringer visited Hollywood during his leave, hanging out with the stars of the day. A Detroi
Final page of Charlie Gehringer handwritten letter

Final page of Charlie Gehringer handwritten letter

In the final page of the letter Charlie Gehringer writes about the difficulty of finding romance. “My troubles seem to be similar to the song now quite popular in regard to the gals, and I quote ‘They’re either too young or too old,’ and I might add mostly married.” Geh
Envelope with Gehringer autograph in return address

Envelope with Gehringer autograph in return address

An envelope with a postmark is often an important tool to aid in authentication of an autograph. Here the postmark reveals a mailing date of December 15, 1943 consistent with the letter’s content. It also shows that it was mailed from St. Mary’s, California just as
Closeup of return address autograph

Closeup of return address autograph

Throughout his life Charlie Gehringer maintained a consistent and perfectly-legible signature. Shown here is an example from 1943, a closeup of the return address portion of the envelope that housed the three-page handwritten letter. This signature looks quite

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