Ferguson Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins autograph
Birthdate 12/13/1943
Death Date
Debut Year 1965
Year of Induction 1991
Teams Cubs, Phillies, Rangers, Red Sox
Position Pitcher

The first Canadian voted into the Hall of Fame, Fergie Jenkins played basketball in the off-season for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1967-1969.

In the collection:

Document trading Jenkins from Phillies to the Cubs

Document trading Jenkins from Phillies to the Cubs

In what was a disastrous trade for Philadelphia, Fergie Jenkins was sent to Chicago in exchange for Cubs pitchers Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson. In the collection is the document that formalized the transaction of April 21, 1966. Starting the following season, Jenkins would reel off six
Fergie Jenkins signed questionnaire

Fergie Jenkins signed questionnaire

After signing the document that finalized his trade from the Phillies to the Cubs, Fergie Jenkins filled out this questionnaire about the deal and his career. When asked why the Phillies traded him, Jenkins replied, “Not sure, but it didn’t work”. Also of interest is his response about his success (six 20-win seasons) at
Fergie Jenkins signed ticket from his appearance

Fergie Jenkins signed ticket from his appearance

Fergie signed the document and the questionnaire stemming from his appearance at a Lancaster Jethawks Single-A game on June 23, 2016. Shown here is a ticket stub with seats right behind home plate six rows from the field. Jenkins has also autographed the back of one of the stubs.
Autographed 1966 Topps rookie card of Fergie Jenkins

Autographed 1966 Topps rookie card of Fergie Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins was just 23 years old when the picture was taken for this card. Topps saw Jenkins as a “Rookie Star”, but the Phillies dealt Jenkins away in 1966 for Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson. Jenkins In 1967 the Cubs made Jenkins a full-time starter. He responded with his first 20-win s
1976 Topps contract extension for Fergie

1976 Topps contract extension for Fergie

In the collection is a contract extension executed by Fergie Jenkins and Topps Chewing Gum. Signed March 25, 1976, the contract calls for Jenkins to receive $75 for agreeing to appear on baseball cards for three more years. Legendary Topps Vice President Sy Berger has also signed the document
Fergie Jenkins 1990 personal check

Fergie Jenkins 1990 personal check

One could also guess where Fergie Jenkins was going with the plane ticket he paid for with this check in 1990. Personal checks offer a tidy way for autograph collectors to secure the signature of their favorite player. Jenkins signs his full, “Ferguson Jenkins” on this document. The firs
A pair of Fergie Jenkins autographed Topps cards

A pair of Fergie Jenkins autographed Topps cards

In 1983 Topps put out the Super Veteran series of cards highlighting the games best players. The Jenkins card from the set features the 1965 picture of a young Fergie Jenkins in a Phillies hat beside the 1983 shot in the more familiar Cubs attire. Below that card is the 1967 Pitching leaders card. M
Fergie leads the way in 1969 and 1971

Fergie leads the way in 1969 and 1971

Fergie’s 273 strikeouts led all National League hurlers in 1969 ad did his 24 wins in 1971. The ’71 campaign was especially memorable for Jenkins as he went 24-13 and led the league with an astonishing 30 complete games en route to his only Cy Young Award. Jenkins won at least 20 games i
Fergie Jenkins 1972 Topps card

Fergie Jenkins 1972 Topps card

The last of his three All Star seasons, 1972 was a year to remember for Fergie Jenkins. It was the sixth and final 20-win season Jenkins had for Chicago though he would win 25 for the Rangers in 1974. Jenkins also finished third in balloting for the Cy Young Award in 1972 behind Steve Carlton and runner up Steve Blass.
Jenkins policy for autograph requests

Jenkins policy for autograph requests

For a number of years Fergie Jenkins was a willing and free signer through the mail. In part due to the increase in such requests, Jenkins starting charging a modest fee for collectors. He would return the request with a card like this, outlining his $6 fee. According to websites, Jenkins had increa

A Story about Ferguson Jenkins

Trade of Ferguson Jenkins was one of the worst in Phillies franchise history

January 3rd, 2019

Imagine trading a 23-year old pitcher to your rival only to see him post six straight seasons of at least 20 wins. That’s just what the Philadelphia Phillies did when the shipped Fergie Jenkins to the Chicago Cubs in 1966. By the time his career was over, the 1971 Cy Young Award winner won 284 games and struck out 3,192 batters. In 1991 Jenkins became the first Canadian-born player to reach baseball immortality via induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the CooperstownExpert.com collection is the document from the commissioner’s office that made official what many consider the worst trade in Phillies’ franchise history. This video tells the story of the fateful move made on April 21, 1966.

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