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Pud Galvin
(b. December 25, 1856 - d. March 7, 1902)

Nicknamed "Pud" because he made pudding out of hitters, Galvin was pitcher supreme for NL Buffalo in the 1880s. On his way to 364 career victories, Galvin pitched more than 400 innings nine times, and won 46 games in both 1883 and 1884. "Gentle Jeems" ended his career with 57 shutouts, 646 complete games and 6,003 1/3 innings pitched.

The Washington Post reported that Galvin used Brown-Sequard elixir, which contained monkey testosterone, before a single game in 1889. However, no one seemed bothered by the use of the elixir, and the newspaper practically endorsed it after the game, saying that Galvin's performance was "the best proof yet furnished of the value of the discovery."

Inducted in 1965
1981 Perez-Steele Pud Galvin #102 PSA 10 GEM MT
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Comments: I purchased my first Perez-Steele Pud Galvin postcard on eBay in July, 2003 (along with a Ross Youngs) from seller Arthur Gottheim (metscape). The card was submitted to PSA and graded MINT 9 in 2004. In November, 2011 a bunch of PSA 10 Perez-Steeles popped up on the bay from seller 4 Sharp Corners as Buy It Nows. I won this GEM MT Galvin along with William Hulbert, Pud Galvin, Rube Foster, Willie Wells, Joe Rogan, and Joe Williams.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1981
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Perez-Steele
Country: United States
Description: In 1980, Perez-Steele Galleries of Ft. Washington, Pa., produced the first in a series of limited-edition (10,000 each) postcards devoted to members of the Hall of Fame. The company updates its series regularly to add new inductees. The 3-1/2" X 5-1/2" cards feature color portrait and smaller sepia action watercolor paintings by Dick Perez. Decorative postcard backs have a few words about the player, card and series number and individual set number from within the edition of 10,000. Cards were sold in series only, in a color-coded box which includes a checklist.