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Walter Johnson
(b. November 6, 1887 - d. December 10, 1946)
One of the first five men elected to the Hall, Walter Johnson's legendary fastball and pinpoint control enabled him to win 417 games (second on the all-time list) with the usually inferior Senators. In his 20-year career, "The Big Train" led the AL in strikeouts 12 times, shutouts seven times, and in victories six times. Johnson's 110 shutouts are the most in history. "Barney" ended his career with a 2.16 ERA, 531 complete games, and 5,924 innings pitched.
Inducted in 1936
1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Walter Johnson SGC 60 EX
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Comments: For a long time, this slot was occupied by a 1960 Fleer PSA 8 tribute card purchased on eBay in January,2000. I replaced it with an issue contemporary to the Big Train's career - a 1909 T206 PSA 3 in July, 2004. Then, in November, 2005 Jason Zapp sold me this SGC 60 example after I won his eBay auction.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1909
ACC Set Designation: T206
Set Name: Sweet Caporal Cigarettes (Series 350, Factory 25, VA)
Country: United States
Description: The nearly 525 cards which make up the T206 set are the most popular of the early tobacco issues. Players are depicted in color lithographs surrounded by a white border. The player's last name on the -7/16" X 2-5/8" cards appears at the bottom with the city and league, when a city had more than one team. Backs contain an ad for one of 16 brands of cigarettes. There are 389 major leaguer cards and 134 minor leaguer cards in the set, but with front/back varieties the number of potentially different cards runs into the thousands. The set features many expensive cards including a number of pose and/or team variations.