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Don Drysdale
(b. July 23, 1936 - d. July 3, 1993)
In the early 1960s, Don Drysdale and teammate Sandy Koufax gave the Dodgers baseball's best pitching tandem. The intimidating Drysdale led the NL in Ks three times. He was 25-9 with a 2.83 ERA and a league-best 232 strikeouts in 1962, winning the Cy Young Award. In 1968, "Big D" hurled six shutouts in a row on his way to 58 consecutive scoreless innings. He was 209-166 with a 2.95 ERA and 2,486 strikeouts.
Inducted in 1984
1947-66 Exhibits Don Drysdale PSA 8 NM-MT
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Comments: In 1999 or 2000, I picked up a gorgeous PSA 8 1957 Rookie card. The '57 singles with blue backgrounds are stunning. But, I decided to part with the card in May 2001. At the time I owned a couple other 1957 Topps cards - Yogi Berra and a Brooks Robinson rookie. I felt I could use the money to fund some other purchases. I replaced the '57 Drysdale with a 1964 Topps Coin PSA 8 in October, 2007. When I got the coin, I wasn't happy with it - didn't like the piece. So, I searched for something else. I ended up selecting the 1947 to 1966 Exhibits set as the portrait to have of Drysdale and purchased a PSA 4 example in January, 2008. It was upgraded shortly thereafter to a PSA 6 in February, 2008 and later to a PSA 7 in June, 2008. I had been eyeballing a PSA 8 at the Memory Lane booth the last couple of years. The item was a consignment piece but I couldn't pull the trigger at The National in 2010 or in 2011 - the price was just too high. However, in August, 2011, I reached out to Memory Lane asking them to see if the consignor was willing to lower the price a litte since it has been sitting in their inventory for awhile. They did, and I was able to finally get this beautiful PSA 8.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1947-1966
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Exhibits
Country: United States
Description: Produced by the Exhibit Supply Co., of Chicago, these issues cover a span of 20 years. Each unnumbered, black-and-white card is printed on heavy cardboard measuring 3-3/8" X 5-3/8" and is blank-backed. The company issued new sets each year, with many players being repeated year after year. Other players appeared in only one or two years, thereby creating levels of scarcity. Many cards can be found with minor variations in the wording and placement of the credit line at bottom.
Example Cello Box