Extremely sharp example of popular subject William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, a diminutive outfielder who was hearing impaired and mute, yet managed an outstanding, 14-year career, with a lifetime .288 batting average and more than 2,000 career hits. Hoy is among the players credited with making umpire hand signals widespread, and after his career ended, he supervised hundreds of deaf workers for Goodyear during World War I. He lived to be 99 years old, at the time the longest-lived professional baseball player.
Clean and unblemished, the card has been freshly-graded by PSA, the VG-EX 4 assessment a bit on the conservative side. Light corner wear and some minor soiling on the reverse contribute to the grade, but the overall eye appeal suggests an EX or EX+ card. An extremely attractive card of one of 19th Century baseball's most widely-collected non-Hall of Famers.