Portrait of Gene Bearden, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Bowman series. Printed on back: "Gene Bearden. Pitcher, Cleveland Indians. Born: Lexa, Ark., Sept. 5, 1920. Height: 6-3 1/2. Weight: 204. Bats: left. Throws: left. Gene had an off-season in 1949, just breaking even with 8 and 8. In 1948 he won 20 and lost 7. His 20th win was in the playoff game against the Red Sox which won the pennant for the Indians. Was a hero in the ensuing World's Series. Gene was badly wounded in torpedoing of 'Helena' during war. Doctors feared he might not walk again. No. 93 in the 1950 series of baseball picture cards. [Copyright] 1950 Bowman Gum, Inc., Phila., Pa., U.S.A. Picture Card Collectors Club, 5-star Bowman series."