Big D unfortunately missed out on the Dodgers' '55 championship, making his big-league debut on Opening Day in '56. Drysdale picked up 5 wins in just 12 starts, and then enjoyed more of a true rookie season in '57, upping his output to a 17-9 record before the "Bums" left Brooklyn for sunny Los Angeles. This creamy-toned ONL (Giles) ball from that farewell season features 24 signatures averaging consistent, solid "8" strength overall.
Sweet Spot: Alston (d.84)
North Panel: Jackson, Valo, Newcombe, Labine, Maglie, Zimmer
South Panel: Amoros, Snider, Reese, Furillo, Walker, Cimoli, Bessent
West Panel: Campanella (d.93), Erskine, Padres
East Panel: Roebuck, Hodges (d.72), Gilliam, Craig, Koufax, Neal, Drysdale (d.93)
Full LOA from JSA.