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    1887-90 N172 Old Judge John Ward (#478-6) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Two, None Higher. The influence of John Ward on baseball is undeniable. Ward excelled at both shortstop and pitcher during his 17-season Major League career. It was Ward who set a precedent that Babe Ruth would later follow by starting out as a Hall of Fame caliber pitcher and later converting to a position allowing for daily play. Ward led the National League circuit with 47 wins with Providence Grays in 1879 and in 1887 led the league in stolen bases as a member of the New York Giants. The second perfect game in the history of professional baseball in 1880 with ward on the mound. Off the field, his tremendous influence was felt as he organized the Players' Brotherhood, the first baseball players union, and formed the short-lived Players League in 1890.

    Offered is pose #478-6 Bat at ready-looking/L. The caption reads: Capt. JOHN WARD, S. S. N.Y's. Graded PSA NM-MT 8 - The pop numbers for this pose and all unspecified poses shows our card is one of two graded NM-MT with none higher. Photo quality: Excellent.


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