John Sain

John Sain

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Postcard of baseball player Johnny Sain. The card is part of a series made by the Exhibit Supply Company (ESCO) between 1947-1966. Unlike traditional baseball cards, which were often offered as premiums or in packages, the large format Exhibit cards were dispensed from vending machines. ESCO released their first series of cards in 1921.
Pitcher John (Johnny) Sain (1917-2006) played Major League Baseball for 11 seasons, compiling a career Win-Loss record of 139-166 and a 3.49 earned run average. Sain began his career with the Boston Braves in 1942, playing one season before joining the military. He returned to the Braves in 1946, making two All-Star teams before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1951. Sain’s New York clubs won three consecutive World Series Championships (1951-53) with the pitcher being named to his third All-Star appearance during that time. In 1955, Sain finished his career playing one season as a Kansas City Athletic.
After his playing days, Sain served as a well-regarded pitching coach for a number of Major League clubs, retiring in 1986.
Object Name
Card, Baseball
postcard, baseball
baseball card
baseball postcard
date made
1947-1955
1947-1951
thru person
Rinsland, George
Associated Name
Boston Braves
maker
Exhibit Supply Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
CL.310547.029.06
accession number
310547
catalog number
310547.029.06
subject
Baseball
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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