Rube Marquard

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Richard William Marquard (1886-1980) was a dominant left-hander with the Giants, Robins, Reds and Braves from 1908-25. His Hall of Fame plaque highlights his outstanding performance for NY’s consecutive titles 1911-13 with 23+ wins each year and a record 19 in a row. This streak vindicated the outlandish $11K price the Giants paid to get him from the American Assoc.

  • The nickname wasn’t a “bumpkin” reference but a comparison to Waddell
  • Helped Brooklyn to pennants in 1916 & 1920
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1971

Auction History


T201 Mecca Canvas: Arthur McCabe