Joe Marty Joseph Anton 1941 #28 "GVG" PLAY BALL AMER Gum Inc. O.F. Phillies (HS)

Joseph Anton Marry 1941 # 28 "GVG" PLAY BALL AMERICA Gum Inc. O.F. Phillies. Good to Fair condition in great shape for its age and does have good appeal even with that old time color, of Vintage Character, but, has a pencil mark upper left corner of card, there are some minor creases age spots & wear across the corners of the card and back has standard fading for this type of card, corners are soft to worn. nothing damaging still has an appeal to it. Always refer to photos prior to bidding. Wikipedia free encyclopedia info below:

As with all of our items, what you see is exactly what you'll get. Up for auction is descripted in the Title box. Nice item, and a nice piece of history. This item is from a family collection that they collected/bought as early as the 1970's, that's when they had a brick n mortar as this was their business since 1981, prior to his passing in 2007, with too many items to grade, appraise or otherwise, and has been in storage for 20+ years (in possession/storage since before 2007), so we are just trying to clear things out. By no means are we authenticators of any of these items, we try to give adequate information to the best of our ability and as the items are unpacked and placed up for auction/BIN. Any questions or concerns please email prior to bidding/purchase to ensure your satisfaction of the

Joseph Anton Marty (September 1, 1913 - October 4, 1984) was an American centerfielder in Major League Baseball .

A native of Sacramento, California , Marty was a teammate of Joe DiMaggio when they played for the San Francisco Seals , and was the 1936 Pacific Coast League batting average champion.

He was the first Chicago Cubs player to homer in a night game, which he did on July 1, 1938 while playing at Cincinnati . He drove in 5 of the 9 runs in the Cubs' 1938 World Series loss to the New York Yankees .

He left baseball in 1941 to join the military; after his military service, he opened a popular restaurant in Sacramento on Broadway. After his death in Sacramento in 1984, the restaurant continued operation under new ownership, until a fire destroyed the building on June 25, 2005. The building was destroyed, but much of the memorabilia was saved. The restaurant is being restored.

Marty graduated from Christian Brothers High School .

Joe Marty Centerfielder Born: ( 1913-09-01 ) September 1, 1913
Sacramento, California Died: October 4, 1984 ( 1984-10-04 ) (aged 71)
Sacramento, California Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut April 22, 1937, for the Chicago Cubs Last MLB appearance September 28, 1941, for the Philadelphia Phillies MLB statistics Batting average .261 Home runs 44 Runs batted in 222 Teams Chicago Cubs (1937-1939) Philadelphia Phillies (1939-1941)

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