Johnny Vander Meer's Back-To-Back No Hitter! — Premium Art Card

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To honor the anniversary of an unbreakable record, we are launching limited-edition, Johnny Vander Meer, Back-to-Back No-hitter cards! 57 cards (Johnny’s number) will be available. And as always, there will be some Triple Play Design bonus goodies! A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the MLB Baseball Assistance Team (BAT Charity), something near and dear to Mr. Vander Meer.

This item will be retired when the supply runs out. Proceeds from these sales will go to support the MLB Baseball Assistance Team. $57 ($52 card/$5 S/H) will get you this card and go to help members of the Baseball Family who are in need of assistance.

John Samuel Vander Meer (November 2, 1914 – October 6, 1997) played in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds. Vander Meer is most notable for being the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw two consecutive no-hitters.

A four-time All-Star, Vander Meer compiled a 119–121 record with 1,294 strikeouts and a 3.44 ERA in 2,104⅔ innings over a 13-year Major League career. He had 29 career shutouts, ranking third on the Reds franchise list. His 1,251 strikeouts with the Reds were the team record at the time of his retirement in 1951. Along with Dizzy Dean (1932–35), Warren Spahn (1949–52), Randy Johnson (1999–2002), Tim Lincecum (2008–10), and Max Scherzer (2016–18), Vander Meer is one of only six NL pitchers since 1930 to lead the league in strikeouts in three straight seasons (1941–43).
After retiring as a player at the age of 40, Vander Meer became a minor league manager in the Cincinnati Reds organization for ten seasons before retiring in 1962. After his retirement from baseball, he and Early Wynn started the Old Timers Baseball Association, and funds from autograph signings and photos went to the organization, which would then be sent to ‘Old Timers’ to help pay for their medical care.
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