Gene Baker Autograph

Gene Baker

Gene Baker was a professional baseball player born on June 15, 1925, in Davenport, Iowa. He began his baseball career playing for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League, where he played shortstop alongside Jackie Robinson. In 1953, he was signed by the Chicago Cubs and became the team's starting second baseman for the next four years. More about Gene Baker

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Current items with a signature of Gene Baker

These are the most current items with a signature of Gene Baker that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1950's J.D. McCarthy Postcard -GENE BAKER (Chicago Cubs) *AUTOGRAPHED* d.1999$19.99logo
thumbnail1956 GENE BAKER Signed Topps Baseball Card-CHICAGO CUBS-PSA$39.99logo
thumbnailGene Baker Autographed 1979 Diamond Greats Card #121 Cubs Beckett 10711555$25.00logo
thumbnailGene Baker Best Wishes d-1999 Signed Index Card '60-World Champ 1st Black Mgr.$12.95logo
thumbnailGene Baker PSA DNA Signed 1956 Topps Autograph$36.00logo
thumbnailGene Baker Signed Official NL Baseball ~ Beckett BAS Authentic Auto SCARCE RARE!$200.00logo
thumbnailSIGNED BASEBALL INDEX CARD AUTO Negro League Gene Baker$9.95logo
Baker was a skilled defensive player, earning a reputation as one of the best second basemen of his time. He was also a consistent hitter, with a career batting average of .265. In 1955, he was selected to play in the All-Star game and helped the Cubs win the National League pennant that same year, the team's first in 39 years. Despite his success, Baker's career was cut short due to injury. He retired in 1957 with five seasons under his belt and a lasting legacy in the game of baseball.

After his playing days, Baker became a coach and manager, including stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He was also a pioneer in the integration of baseball coaching staff, becoming the first Black coach in the National League with the Pirates. Gene Baker passed away on December 1, 1999, but his contributions to the game of baseball, as a player and coach, continue to impact the sport to this day. Read even more about Gene Baker at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Gene Baker

In total, we tracked 243 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Gene Baker (Ernie Banks & Gene Baker signed autograph Vintage 8x10 Magazine Photo BAS Slab) was sold in March 2021 for $120.00 while the cheapest item (Gene Baker signed 3x5 Cubs 1960 Pirates Negro League) found a new owner for $0.99 in June 2013. The month with the most items sold (6) was March 2017 with an average selling price of $3.77 for an autographed item of Gene Baker. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in December 2015 with $69.99 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was June 2012. In average, an autographed item from Gene Baker is worth $9.95.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Gene Baker were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1957 Topps Gene Baker #176 - Cubs - Signed Autograph Auto (d. 1999)$6.00logo
thumbnail1957 Topps Set-Break #176 Gene Baker Autographed 735$8.55logo
thumbnail1958 Topps #358 Gene Baker Pirates AUTO SIGNED ULTRA RARE ⚾ VINTAGE MLB$4.25logo
thumbnail1979 Diamond Greats #121 Gene Baker Signed Chicago Cubs AUTO (d.1999) RARE$2.25logo
thumbnail1979 TCMA Baseball History #48 Gene Baker Chicago Cubs d.1999 SIGNED AUTO$1.04logo
thumbnailGene Baker #339 Signed 1961 Topps MLB Baseball on Card Signature Autograph$17.52logo
thumbnailGene Baker #539 Signed 1960 Topps MLB Baseball Card Signature Autograph$36.00logo
thumbnailGene Baker Autographed Signed 1958 Topps Card with COA$18.04logo
thumbnailGene Baker d.1999 Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates Hand Autographed Signed Card$7.99logo

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Latest News about Gene Baker

I Choose Memphis: Gene Baker (01/11/15): “I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.... Go to news article

Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge names outdoor classroom for Gene Baker (10/13/13): Breckenridge residents Rachel and Tim Gerken read the dedication sign at the Gene Baker Memorial Outdoor Classroom at CMC in Breckenridge on Sept. 27. Tim Gerken, a project manager at bhh Partners, worked with Gene Baker for several years before Baker died. “Gene was a mentor,” Gerken said.

Let us not forget about Gene Baker (02/19/13): The first African-American to play major league baseball in a Cubs’ uniform was Ernie Banks.