Spring, 2017 Premier Auction - Closes April 1, 2017
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Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971 as an executive, George Weiss created the Yankees' farm system in the 1930s, building what is often referred to as the greatest minor league franchise in history, the Newark Bears of the late 1930s.  He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Yankees in 1947, along with Casey Stengel leading the team to seven World Championships and ten AL Pennants in 13 seasons.

Weiss began managing teams at an early age, assembling players from his high school team in New Haven, Connecticut into a semipro team called the New Haven Colonials.  The team occasionally used Ty Cobb as a ringer, and played Babe Ruth's Boston Red Sox to a tie in 1916. The club is pictured two years earlier in 1914 on this RPPC (the young Weiss is not in uniform), postally unused by in G/VG condition due to age-related wear and staining on the reverse.  Should a person enshrined in the Hall as an executive have a true "pre-rookie" card, this would be the one.

1914 New Haven Colonials Team Postcard w/George Weiss (HOF)1914 New Haven Colonials Team Postcard w/George Weiss (HOF)
1914 New Haven Colonials Team Postcard w/George Weiss (HOF)
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $204
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
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