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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Iron Man McGinnity PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! Joe McGinnity's famous nickname had greater meaning than just simply because he established himself as the most durable arms in professional baseball. "Iron Man" worked in an iron foundry owned by his wife's family during the offseason. McGinnity became famous for pitching both halves of doubleheaders and recording an astonishing 434 innings of work for the 1903 New York Giants, a tally that led the Senior Circuit, as did his thirty-one victories. The following season he again surpassed four hundred innings, leading all National Leaguers with thirty-five victories and a microscopic 1.61 earned run average to run the pennant to the top of the Polo Grounds flagpole.

    McGinnity racked up 246 Major League wins and another 240 in the minors, a professional tally second only to the iconic Cy Young during his years in professional baseball that started in 1893 and lasted until 1925. He attributed his legendary durability to a delivery style that saw him alternate between overhand, sidearm and a bizarre underhand curve he nicknamed "Old Sal." Despite that unusually lengthy term of service to our National Pastime, McGinnity remains one of the more obscure names on Cooperstown's walls. His lone T206 entry is his most common card. Presented though is an example that is anything but "common."
    Graded PSA Mint 9. Counting all brands, this is one of only two in MINT with none higher. The back displays "Piedmont - 350 Subjects" advertising with a Factory 25 caption. There is nothing to note regarding this card that isn't summed up very nicely and accurately by the word "Mint" on the label. Every characteristic screams quality with a particularly sharp illustration.


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