Walter Johnson 1924 World Series with his Brother Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA

Walter Johnson (D. 1946) Generally regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Johnson established several pitching records, some of which remain unbroken nine decades after he retired from baseball. He remains by far the all-time career leader in shutouts with 110, second in wins with 417, and fourth in complete games with 531. He held the career record in strikeouts for nearly 56 years, with 3,508, from the end of his career in 1927 until the 1983 season, when three players (Steve Carlton, Nolan Ryan and Gaylord Perry) finally passed the mark. Johnson was the only player in the 3,000 strikeout club (achieved July 22, 1923) until Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th strikeout on July 17, 1974. He actually held the career strikeout record since 1919 when he passed Christie Mathewson’s mark of 2507. He also has the most innings pitched among all 18 members of the 3,000 strikeout club, as well as the lowest strikeouts per nine innings pitched (5.34 K/9). Johnson led the league in strikeouts a Major League record 12 times—one more than current strikeout leader Nolan Ryan—including a record eight straight seasons. He is the only pitcher in Major League history to record over 400 wins and strike out over 3,500 batters. In 1936, Johnson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members. His gentle nature was legendary, and to this day he is held up as an example of good sportsmanship, while his name has become synonymous with friendly competition.

Offered is an original TYPE 1 Wide World Photos (stamped on back) photograph that measures 8x10 in size of Walter shaking hands with his brother before the 1924 World Series. Gorgeous touching photo that sealed the Big Train’s legacy and he got to share this with one of his closest family members.

Encapsulated Authentic as a TYPE 1 photo by PSA/DNA

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Item: 13353

Price: $1.00
Walter Johnson 1924 World Series with his Brother Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA