Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 29, 1921. Valuable Kiki Cuyler baseball collectibles include single signed baseballs, game-used Louisville Slugger bats, autographed photos and Goudey, Tattoo Orbit, Diamond Stars and Fleer baseball cards.
Harrisville, Michigan-born Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler (1898-1950) wielded a mean bat in the 1920s and '30s. Cuyler played his 1921-1938 major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers, amassing 2,299 hits, 128 home runs, 328 stolen bases, 1,065 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .321. The 1934 National League Most Valuable Player and a four-time NL stolen base champ (1926, 1928, 1929, 1930), Kiki Cuyler was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968.
Here are ten valuable Kiki Cuyler baseball collectibles that are sure to interest sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field for the Chicago Cubs once again #3 Kiki Cuyler...
Kiki Cuyler Game-Used Pro Model Bat
A Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger bat used by Kiki Cuyler in the 1930s sold at auction for $823. The bat measures 35.75 inches in length and weighs 32.8 ounces.
Kiki Cuyler game-used Louisville Slugger $823 - Robert Edward Auctions
Kiki Cuyler 1933 Tattoo Orbit Baseball Card
Kiki Cuyler appears in the 1933 R305 Tattoo Orbit baseball series. One graded example in SGC 88 near mint/mint 8 condition brought $776.75 at auction.
Kiki Cuyler 1933 Tattoo Orbit card $776.75 - Heritage Auctions
Kiki Cuyler Single Signed Baseball
An Official National League ball circa 1933 signed "Sincerely Kiki Cuyler" on the side panel sold at auction for $2,629.
Kiki Cuyler 1934 Goudey Baseball Card
Card #90 Kiki Cuyler appears in the 1934 Goudey Gum baseball series. One graded example in SGC 50 very good/excellent 4 condition fetched a top bid of $107.55 at auction.
Kiki Cuyler 1934 Goudey card $107.55 - Heritage Auctions
Kiki Cuyler Signed Index Card
Kiki Cuyler autographs are prized, as the ballplayer died of a heart attack at the relatively young age of 51 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on February 11, 1950. A 3x5-inch index card bearing Cuyler's signature sold at auction for $334.60.
Kiki Cuyler Autographed Photo
A 1946 8x10-inch photo autographed by the Hall of Famer – "To Betty, Rachael & Pammy, nice girls, nice fans, 'Ki Ki' Cuyler Mgr. 1946" – brought $597.50 at auction. The photo shows Kiki Cuyler as the manager of the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association.
Kiki Cuyler signed photograph $597.50 - Heritage Auctions
Kiki Cuyler 1934-36 Diamond Stars Baseball Card
Card #31 Kiki Cuyler of the Chicago Cubs graces the fabulous 1934-36 Diamond Stars baseball set. One graded example in SGC 86 near mint+ 7.5 condition sold at auction for $286.80.
Kiki Cuyler 1934-36 Diamond Stars card $286.80 - Heritage Auctions
Kiki Cuyler Signed Government Postcard
Many big leaguers signed government postcards back in the day. One card signed "Sincerely yours, Hazen 'Ki Ki' Cuyler, Coach Chicago Cubs 1943" brought $537.75 at auction.
Kiki Cuyler 1961 Fleer Baseball Card
Card #19 Kiki Cuyler is featured in the 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats series. One graded example in stellar SGC 96 mint 9 condition sold at auction for $37.
Kiki Cuyler 1961 Fleer card $37 - Heritage Auctions
Kiki Cuyler Cut Signature
A Kiki Cuyler cut signature authenticated/encapsulated by PSA/DNA brought $191.20 at auction. Cut signatures are clipped from damaged letters, decrepit documents, etc.
Kiki Cuyler Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- Auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, and Robert Edward Auctions, Watchung, New Jersey
- Top image: Kiki Cuyler 1939 original 5x7-inch photograph $65.73 - Heritage Auctions
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