Joe Tinker

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Birthdate 7/27/1880
Death Date 7/27/1948
Debut Year 1902
Year of Induction 1946
Teams Cubs
Position Shortstop

Joe Tinker was the starting shortstop for the Cubs most successful run in franchise history – 4 NL pennants and two World Series championships.

In the collection:

Government postcard from 6/21/48, postmarked from Tinker's hometown Orlando, Florida

Government postcard from 6/21/48, postmarked from Tinker's hometown Orlando, Florida

In the collection is a Joe Tinker autograph postmarked June 21, 1948 just a month before Tinker’s death in Orlando, Florida. The Hall of Fame shortstop enjoyed a 15-year career with 12 seasons in Chicago with the Cubs. Tinker was
Front of the government postcard addressed to the lucky autograph collector

Front of the government postcard addressed to the lucky autograph collector

Autograph collector Ross Wetzsteon received this in the mail with the autograph of Joe Tinker on the back. A fixture in the Orlando community for decades, Tinker was honored by the construction and naming of Tinker Field in 1914. As part of Tinker to Evers to Chance
Tinker calls Tuxedo tobacco,

Tinker calls Tuxedo tobacco, "restful" in this original 1916 advertisement

Tuxedo Tobacco pulled together the greatest baseball players of the day for this advertisement. Hailing itself as, “The Perfect Pipe Tobacco”, Tuxedo secured the services of “Joe Tinker, Famous Shortstop and Manager Chicago National B.B. Team. According to the

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