2010 Historic Autographs ~ Walker Cooper #3/7 ~ PSA/DNA
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2010 Historic Autographs ~ Walker Cooper #3/7 ~ PSA/DNASt. Louis Cardinals Catching Great - Autograph This auction is for this limited numbered PSA/DNA Authenticated, Authentic Cut Autograph card of Walker Cooper from the 2010 Historic Autographs In Memory Of cut autograph set. They made 7 of these cut autograph cards and this is card #3/7. This autograph has been Authenticated by PSA/DNA.
A native of Atherton, Missouri, Cooper was a solid defensive catcher as well as a strong hitter, making the National League All-Star team every year from 1942 to 1950.After being stuck in the Cardinals' talent-rich farm system in the late 1930s, he finally broke in with the team in late 1940 at age 25 (and reportedly complained to umpire Beans Reardon about the first pitch he saw); but a broken collarbone limited his play to 68 games in 1941. On August 30 of that year, Cooper caught Lon Warneke's no-hitter. In 1942 he batted .281, finishing among the National League's top ten players in slugging, doubles and triples as St. Louis won the pennant by two games; brother Mort won the Most Valuable Player Award. Batting fifth, he hit .286 in the World Series against the defending champion New York Yankees, driving in the winning run in Game 4 and scoring the winning run on Whitey Kurowski's home run in the ninth inning of the final ... read more