The Charlie Grimm Collection - Photos, Balls, Awards, Etc. (43 items)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $3,525
Addendum: Please note that a complete list of the items in this collection is available either by email or fax upon request.
Each of the forty-three items in this collection originates from the estate of former Cubs player and manager Charlie Grimm, and has been consigned directly by a Grimm family member. Among the highlights included here are a gold charm bracelet featuring miniature balls, bats, and other trinkets presented to Grimm over the course of his career (including a baseball charm inscribed "C. Grimm - All Star 1935"), Grimm's official certificate of appreciation presented to him by the Cubs in 1966 on Charlie Grimm Day, Charlie Grimm's bronzed first baseman's glove, Grimm's Major League lifetime pass, various team photos, awards, and numerous signed items (photos, flats, and balls), including those signed by Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Roger Maris, Ernie Banks, and other Hall of Famers. The vast number of diverse items featured in this lot prohibits a complete listing here; however, a comprehensive inventory of the collection, as well as additional photos, can be found on our website. "Jolly Cholly" Grimm was one of the most popular players in Cubs history. Regarded as one of the finest fielding first basemen of his era, Grimm starred with the Cubs from 1925 through 1936 and finished his career with a .290 lifetime average. He was also one of the most successful managers in franchise history, leading the Cubs to the pennant in 1932, 1935, and 1945 (the Cubs have yet to return to the World Series). In addition to his on-field assignments, Grimm also worked for the Cubs as a front-office executive, scout, and broadcaster. His dedication to the Cubs was legendary and after his passing in 1983 his widow Marion received special permission from the team to scatter his ashes over Wrigley Field. This is a fascinating and unique collection of items consigned directly from the family of Chicago baseball legend Charlie Grimm. Total 43 items. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,525