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Old 02-19-2012, 11:34 AM
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Default Elias

Ralph & Barry (and others?),

Very interesting information. Any scan would be great, as I'd really enjoy reaching out to the seller again with this new information about his grandfather. Post them here, or feel free to email me directly at

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:00 PM
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I'm checking for Elias on my cards, so I can continue to be a part of this thread. Hopefully other stories will follow.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:14 PM
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Of course, my grandmother's collection (, but I've discussed it before in The Macon Find thread.
Still finding out things about her to add to her site.

Since I never received a reply about the backwards D card (Here:, that I think belonged to my grandmother, I thought I'd try two other stamped back cards that were traded to my grandmother, bearing the initials of someone she probably traded with, to see if anyone recognizes them.

They were on the back of an Old Mill cabinet and a T3. Can anybody identify it? If so, then maybe we can figure out the provenance.
(Hope this isn't too OT)
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:03 PM
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Here's a Plank story that I really enjoyed:

Lionel Carter's T206 Plank
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:09 PM
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Default Luke Appling

i have diamond stars that my dad collected in 1935 when he was 12. One day my uncle was mad at my dad and took a hole punch to his Luke Appling card. In my world this increased the value since every time I see the holes it makes me laugh.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:41 PM
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I wish someone would solve the mystery of who stamped Purple Stars on their T206 cards
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:45 PM
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This PC with "Moonlight" (back row 3rd from left) was sent from his manager Hank Ramsey (also in photo) to Bill McCabe. Ramsey & McCabe were founders of the Hudson River League and managed together in the Hudson River League from 1903-1906. In 1907 Ramsey left to coach Scranton and the league folded mid-season.
In 1903, one of the more prominent citizens of Poughkeepsie, New York, was William A. McCabe. McCabe, the Chief of Police and "tenement" investor, had been a professional baseball player with the 1886 Poughkeepsie team in the old Hudson River League, primarily at second base, and had sponsored semi-professional teams in Poughkeepsie since the mid-1890's. McCabe had been acquainted with J. H. Farrell, President of the New York State League and Secretary of the National Association, for many years. In mid-March, McCabe and Farrell called a meeting "for the purpose of forming a league."

Working closely with these men was Henry D. Ramsey, a long-time minor league player and manager, who had been retained by the Kingston stock company as its manager for 1903. On March25 and again on April 1, meetings were held which resulted in forming the Hudson River Baseball League for 1903. Franchises were taken up by Ossining, Newburgh, Hudson and Saugerties, as well as Kingston and Poughkeepsie. Elected President was McCabe, Secretary was Ramsay, and Treasurer was Col. H. D. Claflin of Saugerties. Application was made to the National Association for the Class C classification; admission was received on May 5.
Ramsey's place in baseball history is for a player with a slightly more accomplished career then Graham (source):
Ramsey was born in 1869 at Paterson and was a manager of various minor league teams during a long and successful baseball career.' It was Ramsey who aided Hans Wagner to attain baseball fame and many critics have credited him with being the real discoverer of the great Honus.
It was said that Hank, as he was familiarly known, gave Wagner's brother, Al. Wagner, a baseball job in Paterson, and he in turn asked for a chance for brother Hans, which was given.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:59 PM
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I have a couple, but my W554 providence "do the cards talk to you(?)" story will always be my favorite:

Lovely Day...
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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We've seen a few "Theo V. Temple" exhibits over the years, but this *may* be his signature:

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Once, again, if S. Aff is on-line, I have your card:

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Since this post, the story has grown, and so has the collection

Now the collection stands at an even 200. Also found out through business records that the address was not only a home, but the address of grocery store owned by McCormick's dad and his business partner, whose last name was Howe.
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