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01-26-2007, 08:09 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>Can anybody tell me if there was a card issued of Brooklyn Dodgers catcher John "Fats" Dantonio during his (1944-1945) playing career? Anything at all from the ACC or SCD? Thanks.

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01-26-2007, 08:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve M.</b><p>Not according to Dr. Beckett.

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01-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Bobby Binder</b><p>Nothing on VCP

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01-27-2007, 08:51 AM
Posted By: <b>Rich Klein</b><p>The odds are pretty good that there would be no cards issued during their playing days as there was a pretty severe paper shortage during that time.<br /><br />Fats Dantonio does have a 1990 Dodgers Target card and I suspect that if you check a place such as the Beckett Marketplace (yes that's a plug) -- you might be able to find a copy.<br /><br />Regards<br />Rich

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01-27-2007, 08:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>Thanks. There's a Target card on ebay currently, but I think I'd rather just have a period magazine or newspaper cut-out than a card issued so recently. If I can locate a wire photo, so much the better.

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01-28-2007, 01:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Hornish</b><p>Erbe's American Premium Guide shows no listing for Fats. Erbe picks up more obscure sets in its alphabetical listing than Beckett but by no means all.

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01-28-2007, 02:13 PM
Posted By: <b>bobw</b><p>Found 2 articles with Fats Dantonio.<br /><br />The first is from 1944:<br /><img src="http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o186/bobw_photos/img013.jpg"><br /><br />This one is from 1963. He was a minor league roommate of Stan Musial. Nice photo of his son and wife.<br /><img src="http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o186/bobw_photos/img012.jpg">

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01-28-2007, 08:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>A great resource for photos of lesser known players from their playing careers is George Brace Photo in Chicago (bracephoto.com). They do have a contemporary shot of D'Antonio. George Brace took photos of virtually every MLB from the 30's through the 80's or so. His daughter runs the business. Their vast archive is available in different sizes for relatively cheap.

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01-28-2007, 10:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>This has been extremely helpful, everyone. Thanks.<br /><br /><br />bobw,<br /><br />Thank you for both articles. I had no idea he ever roomed with Musial. Which newspapers are those?<br />

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01-29-2007, 12:29 PM
Posted By: <b>bobw</b><p>My mistake, he first article was not from 1944 but is from the April 15, 1947 Nashua Telegraph. The Dodgers had a farm team in Nashua, New Hampshire. The second article is from an October 1963 Stars and Stripes.