MONTE IRVIN AUTOGRAPHED NY GIANTS 8X10 PHOTO (JSA COA)

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This Monte Irvin autograph is boldly signed in Sharpie pen and has been authenticated by the world's premier autograph authentication service - JSA. This item comes with matching JSA Certificate.

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Monte Irvin (February 25, 1919 – January 11, 2016) was an American left fielder and right fielder in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball (MLB) who played with the Newark Eagles (1938–42, 46–48), New York Giants (1949–55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). He grew up in New Jersey and was a standout football player at Lincoln University. Irvin left Lincoln to spend several seasons in Negro league baseball. His career was interrupted by military service from 1943 to 1945.

When he joined the New York Giants, Irvin became one of the earliest African-American MLB players. He played in two World Series for the Giants. When future Hall of Famer Willie Mays joined the Giants in 1951, Irvin was asked to mentor him. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. After his playing career, Irvin was a baseball scout and held an administrative role with the MLB commissioner's office.

Career highlights and awards
MLB
All-Star (1952)
World Series champion (1954)
NL RBI leader (1951)
San Francisco Giants #20 retired

Negro leagues
5× All-Star (1941, 1946–1948)
Negro World Series champion (1946)

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME - 1973

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