“It wasn't until you hit against him that you knew how fast he really was, until you saw with your own eyes that ball jumping at you.” – Ted Lyons
Bob Feller began his major league journey in 1936, at age 17, fresh off his family’s farm in Van Meter, Iowa. It was during his rookie season that Feller earned the nickname “Rapid Robert” because of his devastating fastball and high strikeout totals.
He made his first major league start in August, striking out 15 St. Louis Browns. A month later, he set an American League rookie record fanning 17 Philadelphia Athletics in a game. Upon completion of his rookie campaign, Feller returned home to Iowa to finish his senior year of high school – his graduation was covered by NBC Radio.
Feller really began to hit his stride after his 19th birthday, rattling off a string of three straight 20-win seasons. It was during this time that Senators’ manager Bucky Harris conveyed the following strategy to his players when facing Feller: “Go on up there and hit what you see. If you can’t see it, come on back.”
We couldn’t be more pleased to bring you this one of a kind leather carved art wallet with the likeness of Bob Feller. We have an artist who has hand drawn and free hand carved this image onto a beautiful leather wallet. The image pops off the wallet like a 3-D image with intricate details throughout. While the art work on the outside is enough to make you drool, you’re still getting plenty of functionality on the inside with multiple top load pockets and a full length cash slot along the top. Please take time to browse through all the pictures.
Closed measurements of this particular wallet are 4.75" by 3.5”.