Stuffy McInnis
Death Date02/16/1960
Debut Year1909
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Braves, Indians, Phillies, Pirates, Red Sox
Position First Base

The first baseman of the Philadelphia Athletics famed “$100,000 infield”, Stuffy McInnis was a four-time World Champ with a .307 lifetime average.

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In the collection:

Stuffy McInnis 1948 government postcard

Stuffy McInnis 1948 government postcard

On the collection is this government postcard signed by Stuffy McInnis. A fine fielder, McInnis completed his 19-year career with 2,405 hits and a lifetime .307 average. He combined with second baseman Eddie Collins, shortstop Jack Barry, and third baseman Frank “Home Run” Baker to form
Postmarked side of Stuffy McInnis GPC

Postmarked side of Stuffy McInnis GPC

Government postcards provide aid to authenticating autographs. Collectors would send a postcard to the desired target. When the autograph returned in the mail it would contain a postmark verifying the exact date and place from where it was mailed. This postmark reveals an April 23, 1948 mailing from

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