Ed "Whitey" Ford, Pitcher, New York Yankees, from Picture Cards, series 5 (R406-5) issued by Bowman Gum
Issued by Bowman Gum Company
Commerical color lithograph
Sheet: 3 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (7.9 x 5.3 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Burdick 327, R406-5.1
Not on view
Number 1 in series. Trade cards from the set, "Picture Cards," series 5 (R406-5), issued in 1951 by Bowman Gum.
Inscription: Printed text on lower portion of card: ED "WHITEY" FORD Printed text on verso of card: ED "WHITEY" FORD/ Pitcher-New York Yankees/ Born: Long Island City, N.Y., Oct. 21, 28/ Height: 5-10 Weight: 165/ Bats: Left Throws: Left/ Joined the New York Yankees mid-way in their 1950/ pennant drive. Wowed the/ fans by winning nine games/ while losing only one. Hung/ up a .900 percentage and an/ earned run average of .281./ Won last game of World's Series. Whitey is not wearing/ a baseball uniform in 1951./ He is occupied with a more/ important job for Uncle Sam./ Good luck, Whitey, in the/ army and on your return./ No. 1 in the 1951 SERIES/ BASEBALL/ PICTURE CARDS/ copyright 1951 Bowman Gum, Inc., Phila., Pa., U.S.A.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)