Richie Allen Chicago White Sox Circa 1972-74 Original Snapshot TYPE I photo

A seven-time All-Star player, Allen began his career as a Phillie by being selected 1964 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and in 1972 was the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player with the Chicago White Sox. He led the AL in home runs twice; the NL in slugging percentage once and the AL twice; and each major league in on-base percentage once apiece. Allen's career .534 slugging percentage was among his era's highest in an age of comparatively modest offensive production.

Allen's brothers played baseball as well. His older brother, Hank, was an outfielder for three AL teams; his younger brother, Ron, briefly played first base for the 1972 St. Louis Cardinals.

Allen has been considered for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame, most notably in December 2014 and December 2021, for the induction classes of 2015 and 2022. He fell one vote short of election each time, receiving 11 votes from 16-member committees, when 75% (12 votes) is the threshold for election.

Allen was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals in 2004. The Philadelphia Phillies retired Allen's uniform number 15 on September 3, 2020.

Offered is a gorgeous original TYPE 1 snapshot photo of Richie Allen in Chicago White Sox uniform circa 1972-74. Photo measures 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" in size. Period Kodak markings on the back of the photo.

Super rare image!

*NOTE* we’ve shown an enhanced image (the darker image) of the back for you to view the Kodak markings on the back.

Item: 13499

Price: $75.00
Richie Allen Chicago White Sox Circa 1972-74 Original Snapshot TYPE I photo