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Dizzy Dean
(b. January 16, 1910 - d. July 17, 1974)
Baseball's most colorful pitcher, Dizzy Dean threw smoke, spoke in home-spun hyperbole, and by age 26 had won 134 games for the Cardinals. After breaking his toe in the 1937 All-Star game, Dean altered his pitching motion, hurt his arm, and never approached his previous record. He had a 150-83 career record with a 3.02 ERA. Dean was the last NL pitcher to notch 30 wins in a season when he went 30-7 in 1934. His brother Paul also pitched for the Cardinals. Later a broadcaster, Dizzy's folksy, broken grammar attracted the ire of English teachers and the devotion of listeners everywhere.
Inducted in 1953
1933 R305 Tattoo Orbit Dizzy Dean PSA 7 NM
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Comments: In January, 2003 I acquired a 1936 World Wide Gum card of Dizzy Dean. I sent it off to PSA and it was subsequently graded VG by them. In August, 2006 I replaced it with a 1933 Tattoo Orbit PSA 6. In January, 2008 I worked out a trade with another collector. They were interested in downgrading, I was interested in upgrading. So, off went the PSA 6 and some cash and I ended up with this beautiful PSA 7.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1933
ACC Set Designation: R305
Set Name: Tattoo Orbit
Country: United States
Description: Found in packages of Tattoo gum, these 2" X 2-1/4" cards were produced by the Orbit Gum Co., of Chicago, a subsidiary of Wrigley's. Fronts feature a black-and-white photo which is tinted to give the skin some color. Stylized ballbark backgrounds are separated from the photograph by a black line. The rest of the background is printed in vivid red, yellow and green. Backs have player identification and vitals.
Example Tattoo Orbit Gum Pack