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01-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Richard</b><p>Well, even though the Rams' season was over pretty much at the beginning of the season, I still continue to buy Rams items. I usually do more buying during the off season than any other time. Here is the first item I got for the new year. It's also the oldest Rams item I have (so far).<br /><br /><img src="http://rbpuzzles.com/football/cleve.JPG"><br /><br />It's a home game program, in Cleveland, against the Green Bay Packers, dated Oct. 17, 1937. Of course 1937 was the first year for the Rams, and what a year it was, going 1-10 (kind of reminds me of 2007!) and losing ALL of their home games (including this 35-10 pummeling to the Packers).

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01-09-2008, 06:28 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>My first pick up is a football charm given to members of the 1928 Pottsville Maroons - it was made from anthracite coal. I added the image to the Wikipedia article on the Maroons. <br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottsville_Maroons" target="_new" rel="nofollow"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottsville_Maroons</a" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottsville_Maroons</a</a>><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/revmoran/W_pete_henry_pottsville_charm.jpg">

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01-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Posted By: <b>John E</b><p>Michael, How were you able to determine the history on your charm?

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01-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>Although I'm not sure what happened to it - it may be packed away somewhere - I remember that my father had one of these - and I have copies of letters from other 1928 Maroons players to the reunion committee asking about the charms - and the seller has been the source of all the programs and other Maroon items I have. He also had a family relationship with the team.

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01-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>In the olden days, they used award charms like this on many sports (which doesn't mean they're common in today's market, as they aren't). In the estate of Pre-WWI Boston Red Sox pitching star Smokey Joe Wood were a number of circa 1920s Yale charms from when he was their baseball coach. Smokey's charms were very similar to the above pictured, except they were gold and shaped as baseballs.

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01-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris Counts</b><p>Here's a beauty I recently picked up from one of my favorite sets, the 1960 Bell Brands ...<br /><br /><a href="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e278/ccmcnutt?action=view&current=60hunter.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e278/ccmcnutt/60hunter.jpg" border="0"></a>

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01-11-2008, 07:52 AM
Posted By: <b>Richard</b><p>Ahhh, I love the Bell Brands! Unfortunately, it also brings back bad memories. Not very long ago I sold my #1 graded 1959 set to MOSH. I will probably be kicking myself for years to come.<br /><br />Here is something else I just won on ebay.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.rbpuzzles.com/football/rams1.jpg"><br /><br />The 1958-60 yearbooks are my favorites, they have great illustrated covers. I'm still missing the '58 however.

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01-11-2008, 05:50 PM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>Richard,<br /><br />Here is the '58. I purchased it for the Dan Reeves pictorial (for my HOF collection). If you ever come across a wire or press photo issued while Reeves was alive I would be more than happy to trade.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1200012595.JPG">

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01-11-2008, 11:43 PM
Posted By: <b>Richard</b><p>Thanks for the nice big photo! I love the colors and illustrations on them. I keep the Reeves wire photo in mind and add it to my "things to look out for" list.<br /><br />

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01-14-2008, 11:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>I picked up the Dodgers vs. Cardinals Nov 13 1932 program especially because I have not seen the cover picture of Benny Friedman before:<br /><br /><img src="http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/revmoran/friedman1932.jpg">

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01-14-2008, 11:32 AM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>Nice pickup...great picture of Friedman in his Dodgers gear.

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01-14-2008, 11:37 AM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Fantastic item !!!

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01-14-2008, 03:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Richard</b><p>This isn't a NEW pickup, as I've had it for more than 30 years. I'm just proud that I had the sense to hold on to it for so long, especially not really knowing who he was for many years. I found it tucked inside an old college program I bought at a used book store, mid 70's maybe.<br /><br />I just thought some would like it since Benny Friedman is mentioned in quite a few threads.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.rbpuzzles.com/football/benny.JPG"><br />

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01-14-2008, 07:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>On the subject of Benny Friedman - his 1977 Touchdown Card used the wrong side of this photo - Benny is on the right and Cliff Montgomery is on the left - both in Brooklyn Dodgers uniforms. <br /><br /><img src="http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/revmoran/friedman__montgomery.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/revmoran/BFletter.jpg">