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Description: This 3” x 5” card bears the signatures of seven members of the Baseball Hall of Fame:

Bill Dickey (1907-1993) played catcher for the New York Yankees (1928-1943) where he helped his team win eight of the nine World Series they played in and was named to 11 All-Star Games. He later came back to manage the team (1946) and act as coach in 1949 where he aided Yogi Berra with his catching. Dickey was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

Bill Terry (1898-1989) played as first baseman for the New York Giants from 1923 to 1936 and acted as manager from 1932 to 1941. He is best remembered for being the last National League player to hit .400. Terry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

Charlie Gehringer (1903-1993), “The Mechanical Man”, played second base for the Detroit Tigers for 19 seasons (1924-1942) and was known for his quiet demeanor and his consistency as a hitter and fielder. In the 1930’s, Babe Ruth called Gehringer “the greatest player in the game”. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.

Ted Lyons (1900-1986) was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1923-1942, 1946) and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He is the only Hall of Fame pitcher to have more walks than strikeouts.

Judy Johnson (1899-1989) played as a third baseman for 17 seasons in Negro League baseball. He was a member of the Hilldale Daisies (1921-1929, 1931-1932), the Homestead Grays (1929-1930, 1937), and the Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1936). He was later hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Athletics, becoming one of the first African Americans to coach on a major league ball club. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.

Joe Sewell (1898-1990) was an infielder for the Cleveland Indians (1920-1930) and the New York Yankees (1931-1933) and was a two-time World Series champion. He still holds the record for the lowest strikeout rate in major league history. Sewell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

James “Cool Papa” Bell (1903-1991) played as a center fielder in Negro League baseball from 1922 to 1946. He played for numerous teams and was a two-time Negro World Series champion and eight-time All-Star. Bell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Item #A01409

Condition: Pencil notation on verso, otherwise fine condition.