With bulging biceps that prompted the Cincinnati Reds to adopt a sleeveless jersey design, former slugger Ted Kluszewski logged home run totals of 40, 49, 47 and 35 from 1953 through 1956, remarkably posting strikeout totals lower than his round-tripper totals in each of those seasons! The Herculean slugger and pride of Argo High School has autographed these three items. Includes:
Signed Photo: a full-page 1960 magazine color photo of Kluszewski in his Chicago White Sox uniform. Kluszewski (d.1988) has personalized and signed the item in blue ballpoint ("10" strength).
Signed Postcard: a 3-1/4 x 5-1/8" black-and-white photo postcard issued by the Cincinnati Reds during Kluszewski's 1980s coaching tenure. Kluszewski has signed in blue ballpoint ("9-10" strength).
Signed 1953 Bowman Baseball #62: signed on the obverse in blue ballpoint ("9-10" strength). The card has mounting remnants on the reverse.
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