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    1959 Topps Whitey Ford #430 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Two! In 1950, rookie Whitey Ford won his first nine decisions giving New York fans a glimpse of what was to come. He was voted Rookie of The Year by the Sporting News, but service to his country became priority with Ford who served in the Korean War in 1951 and 1952. He returned in 1953 and served in Yankee pinstripes until his retirement in 1967. Yankees manager Casey Stengel once said, "If you had one game to win and your life depended on it, you'd pick [Ford]." And Ford did take a lot of those big games. He won 236, and lost only 106, the lefty having a winning percentage of .690, the highest ever of any MLB pitcher who has won over 200 games. A native New Yorker, in '61, while Mantle and Maris together bashed 115 homers in chasing Babe Ruth, Ford quietly compiled a record of only 25-4 and won the Cy Young Award. Ford threw 33.2 consecutive scoreless World Series innings to break Babe Ruth's record of 29.2. Whitey was a part of six World Series winning Yankee teams, and pitched in 11 World Series, going 10-8. After he retired, Ford later admitted throwing a scuffed ball and a mud ball.

    Graded PSA Gem Mint 10. One of only two graded GEM MINT!

    Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - up.

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