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Description: Important 1951 New York Giants team MVP trophy presented to Monte Irvin. Significant and visually impressive trophy stands 40+ tall. Gold finished metal loving cup supports a figural baseball at top. Wood plinth at center is adorned with a plaque on the front that reads -To Monte Irvin Voted as The Outstanding New York Giant Baseball Player for His Performance and Sportsmanship+. A plaque on the middle tier reads -May 19, 1952+ while a plaque on the base reads -Annual Award of The Section 5 Club of The Polo Grounds, Inc.+ Decorative elements include four figural baseball players and laurel leaf and star accouterments. In 1951, Irvin sparked the Giants miraculous comeback to overtake the Dodgers in the pennant race, batting .312 with 24 homers and a league-best 121 RBI, en route to the World Series (he went 11-24 for .458). That year Irvin teamed with Hank Thompson and Willie Mays to form the first all-black outfield in the majors. Later, he finished third in the NL's MVP voting. This trophy is recognized as the New York Giants team MVP award and as such, is among the greatest honors Irvin received in his illustrious Hall of Fame career. Includes letter of provenance from Monte Irvin: NM-NM/MT
Estimated Price Range: ($3,000-$5,000)
Current EST:  10/15/18 9:13:02 AM
  Sold for Price: $2,750.00;