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Jim Umbricht’s “Stuff” @ Auction til May 18

May 11, 2018

We normally avoid sites, but our Maryland-based SABR friend and historic Cubs fan — Bill Hickman — sent me the following heads up this morning about an auction going on right now for some possessions of the legendary Colt .45 pitcher Jim Umbricht, who died of cancer in April 1964, six months after his last appearance and retirement by the club.

Two items are involved in this online bidding at Heritage Auctions:

Jim Umbricht’s
1962 Houston Colt .45
Western-cut Travel Suit

(1) The Umbricht western-cut travel suit that 1962 Colt .45s were required to wear on road trip travel flights;


Jim Umbricht’s
1963 Colt .45 Teammate-signed
Classic Home Jersey

(2) Umbricht’s 1963 Colt .45 jersey, signed by all his teammates.

AUCTION DEADLINE! Today is May 11, 2018. The auction ends in six days.

We have no stake in how you use this information beyond historical interest and bemusement, but, thank you, anyway, Bill Hickman for helping those of us from Houston to feel that we’ve now been in the big leagues long enough to see some of our historical player dress and equipment items be treated at auction as though they had been exhumed from a recently discovered ballpark parking lot tomb.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle