An important player in MLB, Pee Wee Reese baseball cards remain a popular choice. A 1956 Topps #260 Pee Wee Reese Dodgers Baseball Card with an decent grade goes for about $110 and a 1951 Bowman without a grade for about $160.
The price of a Pee Wee Reese rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Pee Wee Reese rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Pee Wee Reese rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Pee Wee Reese Rookie Card- Bord11. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Pee Wee Reese Bio- Born as “Harold Henry”, he was nicknamed Pee Wee because of being a small child. He signed with the AL Louisville Colonels at age 18 as a top minors’ prospect but issues within the team, he was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1940 season playing shortstop, having the game-winning grand slam at the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Giants. Although the 1941 season performance was poor, he played in the World Series, made the NL All-Star team, and led the NL for shortstops in putouts and assists.
While serving in the Navy for three seasons, the Dodgers struggled but upon returning home in 1946, he helped pull the team around. As a supporter of black players and a huge personal fan of Jackie Robinson, he refused to sign a petition being circulated to keep Robinson from joining the Dodgers.
On a road trip to Cincinnati, Robinson was booed but when Reese approached him and literally put his arms around Robinson’s shoulder to show support, the fans became quiet. Today, a bronze statue stands in Key Span Park that depicts that historical gesture. Reese ended his career in 1958 with incredible statistics to include ten All-Star Games, contribution to the NL Championships, and a 1984 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame while at the same time having his number one jersey retired. Online sites such as eBay are great for buying Pee Wee Reese baseball cards.
Teams Pee Wee Reese has Played For- Los Angeles Dodgers
Top 3 Pee Wee Reese Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Pee Wee Reese Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1941 Double Play #23 Pee Wee Reese/ Kirby Higbe
1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese
1943 MP and Co. R302-1 #20 Pee Wee Reese