Richie Ashburn

Rickie Ashburn autograph
Birthdate 3/19/1927
Death Date 9/9/1997
Debut Year 1948
Year of Induction 1995
Teams Cubs, Mets, Phillies
Position Center Field

Richie Ashburn was a two-time batting champion and six-time All Star who finished with 2,574 hits and a .308 lifetime average.

In the collection:

Richie Ashburn handwritten letter trying to sell tickets

Richie Ashburn handwritten letter trying to sell tickets

Richie Ashburn was a Phillie through and through. After a 15-year playing career ended, Ashburn made his way to the broadcast booth, calling Phillie games from 1963 until he died in 1997. In the collection is a handwritten letter from Ashburn trying to sell group tickets. Take
Autographed Richie Ashburn 1951 Bowman

Autographed Richie Ashburn 1951 Bowman

Richie Ashburn made his first All Star team in 1951 as he led the league in hits (221) and was second in batting average (.344).  Shown above is a 1951 Bowman card with Asbburn’s signature across his chest. Voted into the Hall in 1995, Ashburn died two years later.
Autographed Richie Ashburn 1957 Topps

Autographed Richie Ashburn 1957 Topps

As the leadoff man for the 1957 Phillies, Ashburn led the National League in games, at bats, and walks. The center fielder is shown here squaring to bunt in his Topps card from 1957. Ashburn has autographed the image right above his name.

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