- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Louisville
- Team: Colonels
- League: American Association
Thomas H. Ramsey (1864-1906). Toad pitched for the Louisville Colonels and St. Louis Browns from 1885-1890. In his rookie season, Ramsey only managed 66 complete games out of 67 starts! His 499 strikeouts that year still stand as the second-most all-time. His career flamed out after two stellar seasons, but Toad Ramsey left records that seem unthinkable today.
- Credited with inventing the knuckleball thanks to a severed tendon in his left index finger
- Died at age 41 of pneumonia in his hometown of Indianapolis
- Ramsey’s uniform color on this card was changed in February, 2017 from black to maroon to reflect recent reliable research by Craig Brown & friends at Threads of Our Game. Nine cards had been previously released featuring a black uniform.