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Old 10-10-2017, 08:59 AM
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Default Kiki Cuyler cards are awesome

Excited! I just picked up my first Kiki Cuyler card (it's a 1927 h560).




Cuyler established a reputation as an outstanding hitter with great speed. He regularly batted .350 or higher and finished with a .321 lifetime batting average.


Why is Cuyler not more of a "household name"? Please add your thoughts on his career.


Do you own any Kiki Cuyler cards or memorabilia?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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Chuck-- you are more likely to find other collectors of this issue on the pre war board
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:26 AM
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LOL ... I'm such a newbie. Embarrassed.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:42 PM
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Chuck, your Cuyler stats piqued my curiosity. I wondered how a player could regularly bat .350 or higher, yet have a lifetime batting average of only .321, so I checked his stats. FYI, of the 15 years that Cuyler had 290 or more plate appearances, he batted .350 or higher only 4 years, with the highest year being .360.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:09 PM
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Default Fleer Baseball Great - Cuyler

Interested in this Chuck? If so, make me a reasonable offer and it's yours.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:17 AM
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Shirley, Shirley cant be his middle name
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:48 AM
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Shirley, Shirley cant be his middle name
Shirley is .....and this is moved to the pre-wwII front page....
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:49 AM
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Thank you Jenx. I also have that card.

I'm not sure about the "Shirley" middle name, lol. However, I did get this info on why he was called "Kiki".

Kiki Cuyler : pronounced Kai Kai , Kai ler


"Two explanations have been given for the origin of Cuyler's nickname, "Kiki". In the first version, he had been known as "Cuy" for a long time. When a fly ball was hit to the Nashville outfield and it was judged to be Cuyler's play, the shortstop would call out "Cuy" and this call would be echoed by the second baseman. The echoed name caught on with Nashville's fans.

In the second explanation, "Kiki Cuyler" came from the player's stuttering problem and the way it sounded when Cuyler said his own last name".

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