as well as buddy carlyle's 2008 upper deck first edition card
but i'm using tim hudson's card from 2008 bowman
sain was part of the famous refrain regarding the state of the braves' pitching in the late 1940's: '(warren) spahn and sain and pray for rain!' he won 20 or more games each season from 1946-1948 and then again in 1950. he helped the braves win the pennant in 1948, and was 1-1 in the world series against the indians with 17 innings pitched in his two starts - one of which was a shutout - but the braves fell to the indians. during the 1951 season, sain was sent to the yankees in exchange for burdette and cash. sain went on to win three world series titles with the yankees as a pitcher, and a couple more rings later as a pitching coach for the yankees in 1961 and 1962, and the detroit tigers in 1963. sain later served as the pitching coach for the braves in two different stints during the 1970's and 1980's. he was 89 years old when he died.
burdette won 179 regular season games for the braves during his tenure, plus three games (two by shutout) against the yankees in the 1957 world series. he was the mvp of the fall classic, as the braves won their only championship in milwaukee that year. the next year, 1958, the braves again faced the yankees in the world series, but burdette was 1-2 in his 3 starts, including losses in games 5 and 7. burdette led the league in era in 1956 and wins in 1959 (tied with teammate spahn and the giants' sam jones). he was 80 at the time of his death.
a couple of trivia notes - sain was the first pitcher jackie robinson faced in the major leagues, and burdette was the winning pitcher in the game in which harvey haddix threw 12 perfect innings before losing in the 13th - burdette scattered 12 hits over 13 innings to shut out the pirates and beat haddix that day.