Bobby Shantz Signed Philadelphia Athletics 8×10 Horizontal B&W Photo Striking Out Jackie Robinson in 1952 All-Star Game with Inscription

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This officially licensed 8×10 photograph from Photofile has been personally signed by the Philadelphia Athletics’ Bobby Shantz in blue sharpie marker. Shantz has included the inscription “STRUCK OUT JACKIE 1952 ALL-STAR GAME.” referencing one of the most famous strikeouts of his career. Bobby Shantz spent 16 years in the major leagues and played for the Athletics from 1949-1956, moving from Philadelphia to Kansas City with the team in 1955. Shantz had a long and illustrious career where he amassed a 119-99 record with a 3.38 ERA and 1,072 career strikeouts. Additionally, he was the 1952 AL MVP, a 1958 World Series Champion, won eight consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1957-1964) and was a 3-time All-Star selection (1951, 1952, 1957). In one of his most famous performances, Shantz struck out the side in the 5th inning of the 1952 All-Star Game, retiring Whitey Lockman, Jackie Robinson and Stan Musial. This photograph depicts that strikeout of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Bobby Shantz signed this photograph at “The Philly Show” on September 24, 2017. We will provide an original show ticket from the time of signing when available. All autographs are guaranteed authentic and were signed in the presence of a Philly Show employee.