Red Schoendienst made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 17, 1945. Valuable Red Schoendienst baseball collectibles include St. Louis Cardinals game-used jerseys, 1958 Milwaukee Braves game-used World Series bats, autographed balls and Bowman and Topps baseball cards.
Germantown, Illinois-born Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (1923-) was one of the premier second basemen of his era. Schoendienst played his 1945-1963 major league career with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Milwaukee Braves, amassing 2,449 hits, 773 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .289. A ten-time National League All Star and the NL's 1957 hits leader with 200, Red Schoendienst was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
Here are ten valuable Red Schoendienst baseball collectibles that are sure to interest sports memorabilia enthusiasts. Now taking the field at St. Louis' Sportman's Park once again #2 Red Schoendienst...
Red Schoendienst 1946 St. Louis Cardinals Game-Used Uniform
In 1946 "The Red Head" collected 170 hits and batted .281. Red's 1946 St. Louis Cardinals game-used road uniform – #2 jersey, pants, socks, sliding pads – sold at auction for $23,500. Both Schoendienst and teammate Stan Musial had signed the jersey.
Red Schoendienst 1946 St. Louis Cardinals uniform $23,500 - Robert Edward Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1958 Autographed Pro Model Bat
A Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger model U1 bat used by Milwaukee Brave Red Schoendienst in the 1958 World Series brought $1,528 at auction. Red had later signed the bat's barrel, "Red Schoendienst HOF 89." The bat measures 35.5 inches in length and weighs 36.125 ounces.
Red Schoendienst 1954 St. Louis Cardinals Game-Used Jersey
In 1954 Red Schoendienst collected 192 hits and batted .315. Red's 1954 Cardinals game-used #2 road jersey – signed by Red on the tail – sold at auction for $5,288.
Red Schoendienst 1954 Cardinals road jersey $5,288 - Robert Edward Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1948 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #38 Red Schoendienst graces the 1948 Bowman Gum baseball set. One graded example in stellar PSA near mint-mint+ 8.5 condition brought $1,016.95 at auction.
Red Schoendienst 1948 Bowman card $1,016.95 - Heritage Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1951 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #10 in the 1951 Bowman Gum baseball series features Al "Red" Schoendienst. One graded example in superior PSA mint 9 condition sold at auction for $1,135.25.
Red Schoendienst 1951 Bowman card $1,135.25 - Heritage Auctions
Red Schoendienst Single Signed Baseball
A ball signed by Red on the sweet spot and graded PSA/DNA gem mint 10 condition fetched $69 at auction.
Red Schoendienst 1950 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #71 Red Schoendienst appears in the 1950 Bowman Gum baseball issue. One graded example in PSA near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $84.
Red Schoendienst 1950 Bowman card $84 - Heritage Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1954 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #110 Red Schoendienst graces the 1954 Bowman Gum baseball series. One graded example in SGC 88 near mint/mint 8 condition brought $66 at auction.
Red Schoendienst 1954 Bowman card $66 - Heritage Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1957 Topps Baseball Card
Card #154 in the 1957 Topps baseball series features Red as a New York Giant. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $42.
Red Schoendienst 1957 Topps card $42 - Heritage Auctions
Red Schoendienst 1951 Topps Blue Back Baseball Card
Card #6 Red Schoendienst graces the 1951 Topps Blue Back baseball set. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition brought $131.45 at auction.
Red Schoendienst Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- Auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, and Robert Edward Auctions, Watchung, New Jersey
- Top image: Red Schoendienst 1956 Topps baseball card #165 gray back variation in graded PSA mint 9 condition $388.38 - Heritage Auctions
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