Ira Thomas, Athletics B.B.C.


Catcher Ira Thomas (1881-1958) played major league baseball from 1906-1915. After three relatively unproductive years playing for the New York Highlanders and Detroit Tigers, Thomas would find greater success after joining manager Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics in 1909. On the A's, Thomas was given the team's captaincy, helping lead the club to consecutive World Series victories in 1910 and 1911. Following his playing days Thomas remained with the Athletics as a scout.

The object is one of a set of 12 cards autographed by professional baseball players, primarily members of the Philadelphia Athletics.

Date Made: 1940s1910

Thru Person: Rinsland, GeorgeAssociated Name: Mack, ConnieCobb, Tyrus RaymondSpeaker, Tris

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalSubject: Autographs


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.035.01Accession Number: 310547Catalog Number: 310547.035

Object Name: Cards, Baseball (12)autographs, baseball (12)autographs, baseballautograph, baseball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)wood (overall material)beige (overall color)dark green (overall color)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 5 in; 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1064670

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