Lot # 16: 1917-20 Felix Mendelsohn M101-6 Walter Johnson SGC 3 VG

Category: M101-6

Starting Bid: $6,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Heartland Summer Auction",
which ran from 7/10/2021 4:00 PM to
7/21/2021 10:00 PM

The debate about baseball’s unbreakable records seems as timeless as the game, but one record we are convinced that will stand for eternity is Walter Johnson’s astounding 110 career shutouts. In an era when pitchers rarely exceed 100 pitches in a game the thought of complete game shutouts has become almost non-existent. In fact, since 1999, meaning this entire century, only one pitcher has recorded 10 or more complete games in a season once, and no pitcher has tossed more than three shutouts in a season since 2015.

To honor Walter Johnson’s 110 shutouts, we recommend this prized and rare relic featuring a pose of Walter Johnson used only once in any baseball card set known. Caught at the beginning of his buggy whip delivery, this image of Johnson captures both the glory and the hardship of early 20th century baseball. For the advanced collector or the investor, we cannot adequately explain the significance, nor the potential for ROI offered by this card. In a world where the word rare is overused to extreme, it cannot be used enough in describing this card.

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