1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT
THE CHAIRMAN!!! Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who spent his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. He began his Major League Baseball career on July 1, 1950 with the Yankees and made a spectacular debut, winning his first nine decisions before losing a game in relief. Ford received a handful of lower-ballot Most Valuable Player votes despite throwing just 112 innings, and was voted the AL Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News.
Eventually Ford went from the No. 4 pitcher on a great staff to the universally acclaimed No. 1 pitcher of the Yankees. He became known as the "Chairman of the Board" for his ability to remain calm and in command during high-pressure situations. Ford won 236 games for New York (career 236-106), still a franchise record. Red Ruffing, the previous Yankee record-holder, still leads all Yankee right-handed pitchers, with 231 of his 273 career wins coming with the Yankees.
David Wells tied Whitey Ford for 13th place in victories by a left-hander on August 26, 2007. Ford pitched 2 consecutive one-hit games in 1955 to tie a record held by several pitchers. A young Whitey Ford on the toughest card from the 1951 Bowman series, card #1, which is also his rookie card. Spectacular colors and strong centering displayed behind the NM-MT 8 glass. As nice of an 8 as you will ever see. Bordering a bump, this one's for you. Consider only 5 cards have graded higher than this bad boy!!!
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