Willie Stargell (1940-2001) was one of baseball’s premier sluggers of the 1960s and ’70s. Affectionately called "Pops," Stargell played his entire 1962-1982 major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, amassing 2,232 hits, 475 home runs, 1,540 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .282. The National League’s 1979 co-Most Valuable Player (with St. Louis’ Keith Hernandez), Wilver Dornel Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.
Here are ten collectible Willie Stargell baseball artifacts that are sure to delight Pirates fans and sports memorabilia buffs. Now taking the field once again #8 the great Willie "Pops" Stargell…
Willie Stargell 1963 Topps Rookie Card
Card #553 in the high number series of the 1963 Topps baseball set constitutes Willie Stargell’s rookie card. One graded example in SGC 80 excellent/near mint condition brought $95.60 at auction.
Willie Stargell Single Signed Baseball
An Official National League baseball signed on the sweet spot by Willie Stargell sold at auction for $50.
Willie Stargell 1965 Kahn’s Wieners Baseball Card
The coveted 1965 Kahn’s Wieners baseball set features Willie Stargell. One graded example in SGC 96 mint 9 condition fetched $215.10 at auction. Many of these cards, inserted into packages of Kahn’s frankfurters, were stained from the meat grease, thus mint examples are exceedingly rare.
Willie Stargell 1968 Topps Baseball Card
Card #86 in the 1968 Topps baseball issue features Willie Stargell. One graded example in spectacular PSA gem mint 10 condition cleared the fence at auction, bringing a top bid of $448.13.
Willie Stargell 1963 I.D.L. Drug Store Baseball Card
A rare regional baseball card series is the 1963 I.D.L. Drug Store set. A graded Willie Stargell example in PSA mint 9 condition sold at auction for $358.50.
Willie Stargell 1964 Topps Baseball Card
Card #342 Willie Stargell graces the 1964 Topps baseball series. One graded example in SGC 92 near mint/mint+ 8.5 condition brought $120.70 at auction.
Willie Stargell 1973 Topps Test Comics Issue
The 1973 Topps test comics issue is a super rarity in collecting circles. A graded Willie Stargell example in PSA mint 9 condition sold at auction for $334.60.
Willie Stargell Signed Poster
A Hall of Fame poster autographed by Willie Stargell fetched $54 at auction.
Willie Stargell 1974 Topps Deckle Edge Baseball Card
Card #31 in the popular 1974 Topps deckle edge baseball issue features Willie Stargell. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $155.35.
Willie Stargell 1975 Topps Mini Baseball Card
Card #100 in the 1975 Topps mini baseball set features Willie Stargell. One graded example in PSA gem mint 10 condition brought $191.20 at auction.
Willie Stargell Sports Memorabilia Credits
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