Robin Roberts, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, from Picture Cards, series 5 (R406-5) issued by Bowman Gum
Issued by Bowman Gum Company
Commercial 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, R406-5.3
Not on view
Number 3 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: ROBIN ROBERTS Printed text on verso of card: ROBIN ROBERTS/ Pitcher-Philadelphia Phillies/ Born: Springfield, Ill., Sept. [illegible]/ Height: 6 ft. Weight: 190/ Bats: Left Throws: Right/ Robin soared high in 1950,/ his second full major-league/ season. In winning his 20th/ game, on the last day of the/ campaign, he copped the Na-/tional League pennant for/ Philadelphia, in a do-or-die/ stand against the rampaging/ Dodgers. Final record was/ 20-11. Tied for lead in shut-/outs with five. Pitched 3 shut-/outs in a row. Won 7 straight./ Had a 15-15 record in 1949. Signed for big bonus./ No. 3 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)