Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane autograph
Birthdate 4/6/1903
Death Date 6/28/1962
Debut Year 1925
Year of Induction 1947
Teams Athletics, Tigers
Position Catcher

Mickey Cochrane won American League Most Valuable Player Awards with two different teams & finished with a .320 lifetime average.

In the collection:

Vintage photograph with lengthy inscription

Vintage photograph with lengthy inscription

Beautiful photo of Mickey Cochrane as a catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. Cochrane offers a rather long inscription adding to the value. Cochrane played for Philadelphia
Cochrane adds his musing to the reverse of the photo

Cochrane adds his musing to the reverse of the photo

Perhaps Mickey was answering questions on the back, perhaps it was just his musings. Whatever the case, more of his handwriting can be  found on the back of the photo.
Elden Auker writes about his catcher and manager Mickey Cochrane

Elden Auker writes about his catcher and manager Mickey Cochrane

Pitcher Elden Auker broke into the big leagues with the Tigers in 1933, playing the season’s final two months with the big club. The

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