Though his stats don't stack up to those of baseball's true elite pitchers, there was most definitely something right about Herb Pennock (d.1948). There's no arguing that Pennock made a habit of being in the right place at the right time. The Kennett Square, PA., native didn't have to travel very far when he joined the Majors by signing with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. One of baseball's great dynasties, Pennock scored his first of six World Series rings' in 1913 with the A's. He then joined Babe Ruth with the Boston Red Sox, where he picked up his second ring in 1915. In 1923 he joined Ruth again this time with the New York Yankees, earning four more pieces of championship jewelry including one with the famous 1927 squad. This fortunate Hall of Famer is seen here in (2) ancient but crisp and attractive relics, with:
1.) An autographed 3-3/4 x 7" photo (NM) with the date inscription "Jan. 21, 1948" in his hand, signed just nine days before his 1/30/48 demise. The accompanying full photo LOA from JSA grades this prized autograph a perfect ("10") and also cites Pennock's salutation as "Best Wishes", though it actually reads "Kind Regards".
2.) 1929-1930 R315 Card that rates as (VG-EX) due to moderate corner wear, but is otherwise clean and sharp.