Duke Snider made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 17, 1947. Valuable Duke Snider baseball collectibles include Bowman, Dan-Dee and Topps baseball cards, Forth Worth Cats game-used jerseys, signed balls and autographed Perez-Steele cards.
Duke Snider (1926-2011) was one of the premier centerfielders of the 1950s. Nicknamed "The Silver Fox," Snider played his 1947-1964 major league career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, amassing 2,116 hits, 407 home runs, 1,333 runs batted in and a .295 career batting average. An eight-time National League All Star, Edwin "Duke" Snider was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Here are ten valuable Duke Snider baseball collectibles that are sure to please Dodger fans and sports memorabilia buffs. Now playing centerfield for the Brooklyn Dodgers at historic Ebbets Field once again #4 the great Duke Snider...
Duke Snider 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Card
Card #117 in the 1953 Bowman color baseball card set features Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers. One graded example in SGC 96 mint 9 condition brought $5,078.75 at auction.
Duke Snider 1953 Bowman color card $5,078.75
Duke Snider Single Signed Baseball
An Official Major League baseball signed on the sweet sport – "Duke Snider 'The Silver Fox'" – sold at auction for $84.
Duke Snider 1951 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #32 in the 1951 Bowman baseball series pictures Duke Snider at bat. One graded example in SGC 60 excellent 5 condition brought $215.10 at auction.
Duke Snider 1984 Autographed Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard
A 1984 Hall of Fame yellow plaque postcard autographed by Duke Snider in blue sharpie and certified by PSA/DNA sold at auction for $53.
Duke Snider 1984 signed Hall of Fame postcard $53
Duke Snider 1946 Fort Worth Cats Baseball Jersey
Prior to ascending to the big leagues in 1947 Duke Snider played for the Fort Worth Cats, a farm club for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the AA Texas League. Snider's Cats game-used #4 jersey – found in the attic of a home once owned by the Cats statistician – fetched a top bid of $7,170 at auction.
Duke Snider's 1946 Fort Worth Cats jersey $7,170
Duke Snider 1963 Topps Baseball Card
In the twilight of his career with the New York Mets in 1963 Duke Snider hit 14 homers and drove in 45 runs. Card #550 in the 1963 Topps baseball series features Duke Snider. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $79.
Duke Snider 1949 Bowman Rookie Baseball Card
Card #226 in the 1949 Bowman Gum baseball card issue constitutes Duke Snider's rookie card. One graded example in SGC 96 mint 9 condition brought $4,780 at auction.
Duke Snider 1949 Bowman card $4,780
Duke Snider 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Baseball Card
Dan-Dee Potato Chips issued a baseball card series in 1954. A graded Duke Snider card in SGC 80 excellent/near mint 6 condition sold at auction for $203.15.
Duke Snider 1954 Dan-Dee card $203.15
Duke Snider 1952 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #116 Duke Snider graces the 1952 Bowman Gum baseball series. One graded example in SGC 70 excellent+ 7.5 condition brought $107.55 at auction.
Duke Snider, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays 1993 Autographed Perez-Steele Great Moments Card
The 1950s boasted of three future Hall of Fame centerfielders all of whom played in New York: Duke Snider (Dodgers), Mickey Mantle (Yankees) and Willie Mays (Giants). A fabulous Perez-Steele card signed by all three players sold at auction for $507.88.
Duke Snider, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays signed Perez-Steele card $507.88
Duke Snider Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Duke Snider 1956 Topps baseball card #150 gray back variation in graded SGC 96 mint 9 condition $1,314.50