Ernie Banks Signed LE 16.25x17.25 Custom Framed Original Handprint Display
Ernie Banks Signed LE 16.25x17.25 Custom Framed Original Handprint Display - Limited Edition #3/1,000 (PSA)
Custom framed display measures 16.25" x 17.25" in size and features Ernie Banks original authentic handprint that has also been hand-signed in black felt-tip pen by Ernie Banks (D. 2015, Cubs, HOF). Limited edition #3 of 1,000.
lot / autograph(s) includes an official PSA/DNA hologram and matching
COA for authenticity purposes. Also includes a proof picture from
Authentication: PSA COA
Unfortunately for Banks, the Cubs were mired in a period of poor play and a strong National League. It took the Cubs until Banks’ 11th season to finish over .500, and even then they placed seventh in the National League, 17 games behind the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Regardless of the team’s final places in the National League during his career, Banks and his teammate Ron Santo became two of the Cubs most enduring figures. Banks’ strong play and abiding love for Chicago earned him the nickname “Mr. Cub”; and he even helped popularize Wrigley Field’s now-beloved nickname of “The Friendly Confines”. Banks, a one-time Gold Glove award recipient, hit 512 home runs in his Cub career that sadly ended without an appearance in the postseason. His post career accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 as the only non-Veterans Committee member of his class, and the retirement of his number “14” jersey in 1982. Banks was the first member of the Chicago Senior Circuit ballclub to receive this honor, although he was later joined by Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, and Greg Maddux.