Saturday, January 23, 2010

My oldest baseball card is turning 100 years old!

I picked up this 1910 T206 Addie Joss card a few years ago on eBay. Addie pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1902-1910. Stricken with meningitis, Joss died in April of 1911. The Baseball Hall of Fame waived its normal condition of requiring at least 10 years of major league service, when it came to Joss being enshrined into Cooperstown in 1978. During his 9 seasons he won 20 or more games four times, had at least 200 strikeouts six times, led the American League in ERA twice, and ended his career with a 1.88 ERA. On October 2, 1908 he pitched a perfect game against the White Sox.

This is by far, the oldest card that I own and this year it will be 100 years old.

1910 T206 Addie Joss (front)

1910 T206 Addie Joss (back)


  1. THAT IS AMAZING!!! I love Joss, too, great pitcher! My oldest card is a little older than 130 years, but it really looks it... GREAT CARD!

  2. My oldest is a '52 Bowman. I think one of my collecting "goals" is to do a type collection of the major issues (T-206, Goudey, Play Ball, etc.). Maybe one Giants card from each type.