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Addie Joss
(b. April 12, 1880 - d. April 14, 1911)
In only nine seasons with Cleveland, Addie Joss won 160 games with a winning percentage of .623 and an ERA of 1.89. A side-armer, Joss hurled two no-hitters. He struck out 926 batters and walked only 370 in 2,336 innings pitched. In 1911, he died of tubercular meningitis at age 31. Due to his spectacular record, the Hall's usual 10-year career requirement was waived for Joss.
Inducted in 1978
1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Addie Joss Portrait PSA 6 EX-MT
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Comments: The T206 has always been slotted to be the portrait I wanted for Addie Joss. My first was a PSA 2 purchased sometime in early-2002, later upgraded to a PSA 3 in May2002, and upgraded again to a PSA 5 in March, 2004 all via eBay. In August, 2008 I purchased this beautiful PSA 6 with slightly touched corners and great centering. The brilliant Carl Horner portrait-pose displays "world class" championship caliber, bright facial hues against a radiant yellow background. The reverse side "Sweet Caporal Cigarette 150 Subjects" advertisement presents itself in vivid bold red, set against a super clean surface.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1909
ACC Set Designation: T206
Set Name: Sweet Caporal Cigarettes (Series 150, Factory 30, NY)
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.