1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT
THE CHAIRMAN!!! Whitey Ford 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 4 cards have graded higher than this bad boy!!!
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