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12-31-2001, 08:04 AM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>I love this topic - makes me drool...<BR><BR>Johnson - t206 portrait<BR>Baker - Cracker Jack<BR>Mathewson - e92<BR>Cobb - e95<BR>Wagner - Cracker Jack or E96!<BR>Cy Young - t206 portrait<BR>Griffith - t206 portrait (but I want the Old Judge!)<BR>Rucker - e96<BR>Speaker - T3<BR><BR>...and honorary HOF'er ED REULBACH! t204 Ramley...'cause he'll never get in now and it's a shame.

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12-31-2001, 08:49 AM
Posted By: <b>Keith O'leary</b><p>A very subjective question, LOL. I'm partial to the T3 Cobb or Speaker, N28 Anson, N43 Ewing. Happy New year, vwtdi<BR>

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12-31-2001, 09:21 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike Williams</b><p>* '14-15 Cracker Jack Fred Clark<BR>* E93/94/98 Cobb stretching out<BR>* T3 Speaker<BR>* E92/106 Mathewson <BR>* T227 Cobb<BR>* '33 Goudey Gehrig<BR>* '33 Goudey Hack Wilson<BR>* T205 Dunn (Balt.)<BR><BR><BR>GREAT thread.....have a great New Year everyone!<BR>

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12-31-2001, 11:40 AM
Posted By: <b>petecld</b><p>Cy Young - E94<BR>Honus Wagner - E93<BR>John McGraw - T3<BR>Addie Joss - E90.1 Pitching<BR>Walter Johnson - 1921 Exhibit<BR>Lou Gehrig - 1934 Goudey (portrait)<BR>Babe Ruth - 1933 Goudey #144<BR>Ty Cobb - T227 or D304

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12-31-2001, 12:51 PM
Posted By: <b>David</b><p>As the premise started with your favorite player, my all time favorite player is Robin Yount, so that would mean the card would be his 75 Topps Rookie.<BR><BR>My favorite Pre-War player is Christy Mathewson, and I'd pick his 1912 Boston Garter, though I'm not certain it exists (Leon, be kind enough to check your shoe box).<BR><BR>Honorable mentions Ty Cobb T206 Portrait Green Background.

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12-31-2001, 03:12 PM
Posted By: <b>john</b><p>carlton fisk-74 topps<BR>larry corcoran-old judge<BR>buck ewing-old judge w/mascot<BR>billy hamilton-old judge...the one Hal has!,Hal i have a Delehanty you send the Hamilton first and i promise youll get the Delehanty <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14> <BR>basically,old judge cards of an hall of famer,or guys who should be in,Cross,Van Haltren,Buffington,Mullane<BR>smoky joe wood-e120<BR>

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12-31-2001, 03:15 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Sorry, Boston Garters are some I hope to acquire in 2002....as far as a Christy ...he probably exists but I would have to defer the question to someone like Lew, Kevin Struss, or Terry Knouse Sr...they would know for sure.....best regards

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12-31-2001, 05:30 PM
Posted By: <b>julian044</b><p>1888 N162 Cap Anson,<BR>1912 T227 Ty Cobb,<BR>1912 E300 Plow's Candy Honus Wagner,<BR>1914-15 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson,<BR>1915-16 M101 Babe Ruth,<BR>1916 Collins-McCarthy Rogers Hornsby,<BR><BR>and any T206 of Christy Mathewson and Cy Young. Happy New year's to everybody on the "board."<BR><BR>Julian<BR>

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12-31-2001, 06:57 PM
Posted By: <b>W.M.</b><p>Hands down favorite card for me is a e90-1 Shoeless Joe. If I ever get one I will never buy another card.<BR><BR>I have a few favorites in my personal collection:<BR><BR>1952 Topps Mantle<BR>1933 Goudey #188 Ruth (My wife bought it for me that's the reason I married her).<BR>1933 Goudey Gehrig<BR>1909 t206 Cobb red background<BR>1909 t206 Walter Johnson portrait<BR>

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12-31-2001, 07:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Ryan Christoff</b><p>Here's my list:<BR><BR>OSCAR CHARLESTON - 1923/24 Tomas Gutierrez<BR>JOHN HENRY "POP" LLOYD - 1923/24 Billiken<BR>CRISTOBAL TORRIENTE - 1923/24 Billiken<BR>JOSE MENDEZ - 1920's Nacionales<BR>ALEHANDRO OMS - 1923/24 Tomas Gutierrez<BR>MARTIN DIHIGO - 1940's "Fotos" postcard<BR>RAY DANDRIDGE - 1946/47 Colecciones Victoria<BR>OLIVER MARCELLE - 1923/24 Tomas Gutierrez<BR>CHET BREWER - 1948/49 Toleteros<BR>PERUCHO CEPEDA - 1948/49 Toleteros<BR>TETELO VARGAS - 1950's Dominican issue<BR>VALENTIN DREKE - 1920's 1st Series Aguilitas <BR>BIZ MACKEY - 1920'S 2nd Series Aguilitas<BR><BR>-Ryan

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12-31-2001, 07:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian Hodes</b><p>Evers-Tinkers-Chance -- T202 with evers in the middle photo<BR>Sam Crawford -- Fan Craze (card is, appropriately, a Triple!)<BR>Joe Jackson -- 1914-5 Cracker Jack (says "Shoeless")<BR>Pee Wee Reese -- 1953 Bowman Color <BR>Ty Cobb -- T202 with Hugh Jennings on the side and the famous Conlon Photo in the Middle<BR>Christy Mathewson -- 1915 Cracker Jack head shot (not the 1914 card you can't find) <BR>Addie Joss -- T205 (Memorial card)<BR>Three Finger Brown -- T206 throwing <BR>Joe DiMaggio -- 1941 Playball <BR>Lou Gehrig -- 1934 Goudey (face shot)<BR>Waddell - T206 Throwing<BR>King Kelley -- the "$10,000" Old Judge variations<BR>Buck Ewing -- Old Judge (with Mascott)<BR>Hank Greenberg -- 1939 Playball<BR>Hugh Jennings -- any card card with the Yee Haa pose (T206 etc)<BR>Old Hoss Radbourne -- Old Judge (anyone you can get your hands on); and <BR>Jesse Burkett -- T204 (not really much of a choice there)<BR><BR>

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12-31-2001, 08:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Vintagecatcher</b><p>Roger Bresnahan: T204, M116, 1910 Writing Tablet<BR>George Gibson: D322, E90-2, T206<BR>Red Kleinow: T3, T206 (Boston)<BR>Johnny Kling: W600, E96, T206<BR>Chief Meyers: B18,T205,T206(P),M116,S74(Gold),E96,T202<BR>Ira Thomas: E90-1,E96, E104-1 (With Symbols), T204<BR>Gabby Street, T3, T202, T204

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01-01-2002, 10:13 AM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>Four Base Hits Kelly<BR>E270 (Colgan's Chip--Tin Top) Jackson<BR>Sporting News Jackson<BR>1953 Bowman Stan Musial<BR>1949 Bowman Paige<BR>Mayo Delahanty, Nichols, Hamilton--aw, just give me the whole set. Gorgeous pictures.<BR>1953 Bowman Reese<BR>N172 portrait of Radbourne; N173 Radbourne with hands at waist, giving the finger.<BR>T205, or T202 Mathewson. Also the Cracker Jack, originally the Allegheny (1903).<BR>T227--(the big one, with four cards, I hope that's the right number) Cobb.<BR>1952 Topps Jackie Robinson<BR>1958 Topps Willie Mays<BR>1933 Goudy #181 Ruth<BR>1888 Scrapps ONeill and Caruthers. I WANT THEM!<BR>Tobin Lithograph Keefe "Where'll you have it?"

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01-30-2002, 02:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris Cathcart</b><p>In terms of visual appeal, not necessarily the one I'd want to have, I'd say:<BR><BR>Ruth - '32 U.S. Caramel<BR><BR>The Goudey #181, the '48 Leaf #3, and the '33 Sport Kings are also nice. But the Caramel gives you close-up, head-on look with the Babe smiling. (Not to say that there isn't some lesser-known brand out there that looks even nicer, but none are prominent enough to come to mind.)<BR><BR>I'd take the M101-5 over all of them any day, though. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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01-30-2002, 03:54 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>any Mayo Cut Plug<BR>T206 Johnson portrait<BR>n162 Anson<BR>any card with Lowell Palmer wearing his Balarama sunglasses<BR>National Chickle Nagurski<BR>1972 Topps Billy Martin<BR>any N42 or 43<BR>any Diamond Stars (just call me art deco boy)<BR><BR>Jay

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01-30-2002, 05:20 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>...

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01-30-2002, 06:55 PM
Posted By: <b>gene mcdonald</b><p>N162 Cap Anson<BR>N300 Cap Anson<BR>any Kalamazoos!!

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01-30-2002, 07:38 PM
Posted By: <b>ty_cobb</b><p>Of what I own I'd say<BR>E95 Philly Caramel Eddie Plank<BR>T206 Drum back Home Run Baker<BR>T206 Red Hindu Johnny Evers<BR>T215 Red Cross Nap Lajoie<BR><BR>of what I want I'd say<BR>T215 Red Cross Ty Cobb<BR>Obaks Buck Weaver rookie<BR>okay okay I wouldn't pass <BR>up the E90-1 Shoeless Joe <BR>either<BR>

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01-30-2002, 07:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Ed Hans</b><p>Hey! Get in line for that E90-1 Jackson!

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01-30-2002, 08:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>the E90-1 Jackson was the first to go.<BR><BR>want to add to favorites: T4 Obak premium Buck Weaver.

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01-31-2002, 04:11 AM
Posted By: <b>HalleyGator</b><p>Of the cards I own, this is one of my favorites because it is the only issue I know of that captures the most famous of the 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" in his BLACK road uniform!!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.lewisbaseballcards.com/classes/baseBallCard/images/526Lg.jpg">

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01-31-2002, 10:08 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>because I have talked about most of them but they are (not necessarily in any order)<BR><BR>Kelly Four Base Hits (duh)<BR>'69 Peck and Snyder (double duh)<BR>Lone Jack Comisky<BR>Kalamazoo Boston Team<BR>N172 Wright<BR>N28 Keefe<BR>NY Baseball Club Welch<BR>G & B Connor<BR>Yum Yum O'rourke<BR>Buchner Kelly (fake but it's a 92 !)<BR>Fan Craze Plank<BR>E107 Flick<BR>Morehouse Baking Cobb<BR>'11 Zeenut Weaver<BR>t205 Johnson<BR>etc etc etc.......I really like 'em all though <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><BR>regards again..

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01-31-2002, 10:12 AM
Posted By: <b>Lee Behrens</b><p>T202 Jennings/Ty Cobb Steals Third/Cobb<BR><BR>Classic middle picture and recent acquistion.<BR><BR>Lee

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01-31-2002, 05:40 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>Just ran across this card that I have never seen before. Very cool pic and colors. I like the way the glove comes out of the frame.<BR><BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1802257813" target=_new>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1802257813</a><BR><BR>Jay

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01-31-2002, 07:05 PM
Posted By: <b>scott brockelman</b><p>hal, that card is the epitomy of black sox collectors, especially in that condition, find your e90-1's, strip cards, 1940 playballs, etc. but your's is the greatest pose.

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01-31-2002, 07:17 PM
Posted By: <b>scott brockelman</b><p>i have two favorite cards, one prewar and one postwar. <BR><BR>prewar goes to the 1911 obak buck weaver, you have to look hard and long to find a card with greater eye appeal and fantastic color!<BR><BR>postwar goes to the 1952 topps #407 eddie mathews, i could own a dozen of these and never have enough. beats the 52 mantle hands down.<BR><BR>if you look deep into the eyes of both players on these cards you seen the true meaning of the game, pure innocence, they just wanted to play baseball, no hidden pretenses, true each had his downfall, but both loved the game, i never had the opportunity to meet buck weaver, but i have been around the late eddie mathews up close and in person and he loved the game of baseball and his contribution to the very end. like many early players, they didn't do it for the money. yes, some became jealous later on, given the outrageous modern day salaries, but they would still do it all over again for the same renumeration.<BR><BR>scott

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02-01-2002, 12:02 AM
Posted By: <b>Plastic Dog</b><p>Pre-(Spanish-American) War:<BR><BR>1887 Script Phenomenal Smith - First individual card of a Baltimore baseball player (I think - anybody know of an earlier one?).<BR><BR>Post-War:<BR><BR>1911 T-212 and 1912 T-207 Buck Weavers. For the reasons Scott stated above.<BR><BR>

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02-01-2002, 12:32 AM
Posted By: <b>David</b><p>A 19th century trade card for Doctor Haas' Pig Cholera Medicine<BR><BR><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1012548585.JPG">

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02-02-2002, 09:32 AM
Posted By: <b>warshawlaw</b><p>If I had to own only one card of each player, I'd take these:<BR><BR>T202 w/Cobb and Austin in the center panel<BR>T206 portraits of all HOFers except Tinker, Mathewson and Wagner<BR>T3 Mathewson<BR>M116 Wagner<BR>M116 Plank<BR>M116 Tinker<BR>1921 Exhibit Babe Ruth<BR>1922 Eastern Exhibit Tris Speaker<BR>1954 Topps Aaron<BR>1954 Topps Williams #250<BR>1956 Topps Clemente<BR>1956 Topps Mays<BR>1953 Bowman Feller<BR>1958 Spahn<BR>1961 Mantle<BR><BR>

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04-11-2002, 02:04 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>I just found this site about a week ago and I'm going through all the old threads to get a feel for the board, and learn about vintage sets, etc. (I'm very new to pre-war collecting).<BR><BR>My favorites of my favorite players:<BR>E92 Mathewson<BR>E92 Wagner Throwing<BR>T206 Mordecai Brown<BR>T206 McGraw glove at hip<BR>T206 Waddell Throwing<BR>Goudeys of Ruth and Gehrig<BR>1949 Satchel Paige Bowman<BR>1951 and 1953 Casey Stengel Bowmans<BR>1951 Campenella Bowman<BR>1953 Reese Bowman<BR>1954 Berra Bowman<BR>1954 Mantle (Bowman), also the 1959, 1960 and 1963 Mantles and 1964 AL Bombers w/Mantle, Maris, Kaline, Cash<BR>1954 Ted Williams Bowman (and Williams 1957 Topps)<BR>1955 Topps Jackie Robinson<BR>1955 Aaron Topps, 1957 Topps Aaron and 1958 Braves Fence Busters w/Aaron<BR>1959 Roberto Clemente<BR>1959 Bob Gibson<BR>1959 Curt Flood<BR>1966 Yaz<BR>1966 Catfish Hunter<BR>1970 Reggie Jackson<BR>1971 Vida Blue<BR><BR>And while it sounds like it would make many of you smack your foreheads, I've loved the look of some of the current sets like the current Fleer tradition, done in the style of the Goudeys, or the current Topps Heritage set done in the style of 1953 Topps.<BR><BR>I've just recently become familar with OBAKs (since I'm in Seattle, these have an additional interest for me) and E92's. I love the cards that have orange skies, etc., etc.- so unlike the more straightforward shots and layouts in the cards I saw growing up in the mid-60s. I'll be seeking some of these out regardless of who the player is if the image is interesting enough [thankfully, I don't have the set building collecting sickness, which is good, because the extent to which I have the single card sickness is bad enough].<BR><BR>Anyway- I love threads that have people talking about their favorites, so I resurrected this one to join in as a way of introducing myself.<BR><BR>By the way, can anyone recommend any books that feature photos of pre-war cards (a coffee table type book)? Through an older post on this board, I found the National Archives site which was very informative.

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04-11-2002, 02:19 AM
Posted By: <b>MW</b><p>Welcome to the board!<BR><BR>One of my favorites is "Classic Baseball Cards: The Golden Years 1886-1956" by Frank Slocum. Copyright 1987. Published by Warner Books.<BR><BR>Best regards,<BR>Michael

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04-11-2002, 02:23 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>One of the players I have been collecting was Walt Dropo, who played for the Red Sox, White Sox, Tigers, Orioles and Reds (make that "Red Legs") between 1950 thru 1961. My family was friends with some of Mr. Dropo's family when I was growing up, so it was interesting to get his 1950 Bowman thru 1961 Topps cards to have an example of how different Bowman and Topps looked between those years. And since Dropo's cards are all commons, I was able to get decent condition cards of him for little $$.

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04-11-2002, 02:24 AM
Posted By: <b>vorthian</b><p><BR><img src="http://www.members.aol.com/vorthian/gruth.jpg">

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04-11-2002, 02:30 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>Thanks for the tip, Michael, that sounds like just the book I'm looking for. I have the Beckett that is titled "300 Best Cards" and it has some pre-WWII, but not enough.

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04-11-2002, 03:19 AM
Posted By: <b>MW</b><p>Bob --<BR><BR><b><i>Here's one of Walt's toughest cards.</i></b><BR><BR><img src="http://www.bmwcards.com/chatboard/51tdropo.jpg">

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04-11-2002, 10:23 AM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>...you do realize that his "NASA rookie" is in the 1915 Spalding Baseball Guide, page 196.

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04-11-2002, 11:23 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>Michael-<BR>What's the info on that Dropo? I see it's a standup, but I've never seen one before.

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04-11-2002, 03:56 PM
Posted By: <b>vorthian</b><p>&lt;&lt; ...you do realize that his "NASA rookie" is in the 1915 Spalding Baseball Guide, page 196. &gt;&gt;<BR><BR>I'd have to get another paper route to be able to afford his rookie. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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04-11-2002, 04:09 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>I'll sell you the ENTIRE 1915 Spalding set for only $500. It even comes in a special "collectors album" that looks very much like a book. The cards are glued in so professionally that they actually look like part of the page.

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04-11-2002, 07:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>Unfortunately, "Classic Baseball Cards" is out of print. Try second-hand bookstores (NOT sports stores, regular books), and check in on Amazon and Alibris once in a while (Amazon has the name listed, will let you know when they get one in). The book cost $80 new (It's HUGE, believe me, with all major sets between 1887=1955--except Topps); it should go for about $40.

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04-12-2002, 12:48 AM
Posted By: <b>vorthian</b><p>&lt;&lt; Steve, just because I like you...&gt;&gt;<BR><BR>Wow! Someone likes me. How cool is that? Group hug time... smirk.

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04-12-2002, 11:03 AM
Posted By: <b>MW</b><p>Bob --<BR><BR>The Dropo is from the 1951 Topps Current All-Stars Series. <BR><BR>In addition to the 1951 Blue and Red Back game cards, Topps also produced a series of yellow-bordered team cards with black and white pictures, and two series of die-cut players with red backgrounds. These two series are known as the "Connie Mack" and "Current" All-Stars. The Current All-Stars are considered some of the toughest, nationally distributed, post-WWII baseball cards and are seldom seen in top grade with the backgrounds intact.<BR><BR>Best regards,<BR>Michael

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04-12-2002, 01:33 PM
Posted By: <b>TBob</b><p>E98 Matty<BR>T207 Lowdermilk<BR>T207 Weaver<BR>E90-1 Karger<BR>T212-1 Brackenridge<BR>T215 Dougherty<BR>E94 Lajoie<BR><BR><BR>Beautiful cards

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04-12-2002, 06:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p><BR><BR>Men Against Red<BR><BR> (T-206 Ty Cobb)<BR><BR>Who is this proper young man?<BR>A touch of pink to his cheeks,<BR>composed mouth, eyebrows raised over calm blue eyes,<BR>pale brown hair combed neatly<BR>across high forehead, he is painted<BR>on a battered piece of cardboard<BR>hardly more than two inches high; (card)<BR>only the brilliant red background<BR>lends him significance.<BR>Is this he was was all aim, power,<BR> cunning,<BR>spikes and fury? The greatest hitter,<BR> hater,<BR>the grandest dragon of them all?<BR>"Cobb, Detroit," says the caption,<BR>briefly.<BR><BR> 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson<BR> <BR> His skin seems almost made of <BR> other than skin,<BR> carved from some dark wood,<BR> polished<BR> to set off the bright black eyes,<BR> the full lips parted in a smile <BR> of <BR> all encompassing determination.<BR> Jackie, symbol to all men of the<BR> sometimes angry ineveitable.<BR> Only the brilliant red back-<BR> ground<BR> could do him justice: half<BR> his shortstop's double play,<BR> the opposing pitcher's night-<BR> mare,<BR> (card) quiet under hail of abuse, <BR> or equal<BR> to any in volley and sting of <BR> words--<BR> paradoxically, to survive<BR> as long as he did, he must have <BR> had<BR> (for whatever reason!)<BR> a bit of the Cobb in him. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR> (nobody pointed out that my understanding of the double play was a little wobbly)

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04-12-2002, 06:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>belongs way over to the right (top part) and left (bottom part)representing the two red background cards. I should be thankful that the thing still looks like a poem!

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04-13-2002, 08:35 AM
Posted By: <b>John Wojak</b><p>Never saw that one before. Thanks for posting it. I never thought I would see a poem about baseball cards, much less one that I found interesting. Could have included a third verse, however - about Joe Jackson and his Cracker Jack card.

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04-13-2002, 12:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>glad you like my poem--it's my poem, and it only appeared in Baseball Hobby News. <BR><BR>Nelson Algren wrote a great poem about the Blacksox, " Swede is a Hard Guy," (I think he gave it another name later) parts of which appear before the final two chapters of Eight Men Out, and a big section on Shoeless at the end of the text. It originally appeared in "The Southern Review," 1942. <BR><BR> <BR>Do not be remembering the most natural man ever to<BR> weasr spiked shoes.<BR>The canniest fielder and the longest hitter,<BR>Who squatted on his heels<BR>In a uniform muddied at the knees,<BR>Till the bleacher shadows grew long behind him.<BR>Who went along with Chick and Buck and Happy<BR>Because they treated him friendly-like,<BR>Hardly like Yankees at all.<BR>With Williams because Lefty was from the South too.<BR>And with Risberg because the Swede waS such a hard guy.<BR>Who made an X for his name and couldn't argue with<BR> Comisakey's sleepers.<BR>But who could pick a line drive out of the air ten feet<BR> outside the foul line<BR>And..<BR> I've been kicked out Algren

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04-13-2002, 05:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>And rifle anything home from anywhere in the park.<BR><BR>For Shoeless Joe is gone, long gone,<BR>A long yellow grass-blade between his teeth<BR>And the bleacher shadows behind him...<BR><BR> Nelson Algren<BR> from "Swede is a Hard Guy"