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sale is for above item...a 1964 Topps AUTOGRAPHED ROOKIE card of the great Baseball Hall of Famer, Tony LaRussa.
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Anthony La Russa, Jr.(/ləˈruːsə/; born October 4, 1944) is a former Americanprofessional baseballplayer,manager, and executive serving as vice president and special assistant toDave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations for theBoston Red Sox. He is best known for his tenures as manager of theChicago White Sox,Oakland Athletics, andSt. Louis CardinalsofMajor League Baseball(MLB). His MLB career has spanned from 1963 to the present. In 33 years as a manager, La Russa guided his teams to threeWorld Seriestitles, six league championships and twelve division titles. His 2,728 wins isthird most for a major league manager, trailing only the totals ofConnie MackandJohn McGraw. As a player, La Russa made his major league debut in 1963 and spent parts of five major league seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics,Atlanta BravesandChicago Cubs. After a shoulder injury during the 1964–65 off-season, he played much of the remainder of his career in theminor leaguesuntil retiring in 1977. Following his playing career, he earned aJuris Doctordegree fromFlorida State University.
La Russa was namedmanagerof the White Sox in the middle of the 1979 season and guided the White Sox to anAmerican League Westdivision title four seasons later. Despite being fired in the middle of the 1986 season, the Athletics hired him less than three weeks later, and La Russa led the A's to three consecutiveAmerican Leaguechampionshipsfrom 1988 to 1990 and the1989 World Seriestitle. He left Oakland following the 1995 season to manage the Cardinals, and led the team to threeNational Leaguechampionshipsand the2006and2011 World Seriestitles. La Russa retired after winning the 2011 title and 33 seasons as a major league manager. Three months later, he accepted a position assisting fellow former manager,Joe Torre, the executive vice president for MLB operations. In 2014, he became the Chief Baseball Officer for theArizona Diamondbacks.
On December 9, 2013, he was unanimously elected to theHall of Fameby the 16-memberVeterans Committee. The induction ceremony was held atCooperstown, New York, on July 27, 2014.On August 16, 2014, he was inducted into theSt. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.