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02-20-2008, 10:07 AM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>I picked this one up on eBay. I recognized the photo immediately; its a shot of Clarke Hinkle carrying the ball. I believe that this picture appeared on the front of the NFL Media Guide in the early 40's. I wonder if Hinkle received any royalties for the use of his image. <br /><br />My question is has anyone ever seen one of these before? It measures 5 1/2 by 3, is on thick card stock with a blue felt back and hig gloss (almost coated) front.<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1203469287.JPG">

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02-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Hey John<br />You do know it's an ink blotter correct? I agree on the time frame too....I collect early baseball ink blotters.....good luck with it...

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02-21-2008, 04:16 AM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>I was not aware. Although I have seen ink blotters offered before I did not make the connection (and I previously did not own one). Its construction makes a lot more sense knowing now that it is an ink blotter. Thanks.

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02-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike McKee</b><p>I saw that & forgot about it. I thought it was model Train sign.<br /><br />The image I do not think is the same as the one on the 1941 NFL register but recognizable from a postcard made in the late 60's that Hinkle signed like mad.<br /><br />I doubt the blotter is period to his playing days but probably from the 1950's. But that is just my opinion.<br /><br />Nice piece though.<br /><br />Mike<br />

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02-21-2008, 08:22 AM
Posted By: <b>Richard</b><p>The Hinkle postcard<br /><br /><img src="http://www.rbpuzzles.com/football/hinkle.JPG">