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Old 03-30-2008, 11:27 PM
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Baseball at The New York Public Library

From March 25, 2003 through May 3, 2003
McGraw Rotunda (Third Floor)
Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788 (directions)


Honus Wagner baseball card, ca. 1910.
The New York Public Library, George Arents Collection on Tobacco, Goulston Collection
The Library's collections document the national pastime from its origins, in books, photographs, prints, clippings, drawings, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia. The Library's rare Honus Wagner baseball card will be on view. The legendary card was distributed with Sweet Caporal cigarettes, ca. 1910, until Wagner had it pulled from circulation. Speculation as to why abounded until his granddaughter set the record straight in 1992: "[H]e always had a wad of chewbacca in his mouth, and he wasn't against tobacco at all. His concern was he didn't want children to have to buy tobacco in order to get his card.... That's the fact behind it. It wasn't that he didn't get paid for it, or that he was against tobacco, he just didn't want children to have to buy tobacco at a young age in order to get his cards." The card and other baseball memorabilia are preserved in a scrapbook within the Goulston Collection, housed in the Library's George Arents Collection on Tobacco.

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:06 AM
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"From March 25, 2003 through May 3, 2003"...

is this an old article, or did you mean the exhibit is on now (2008)?

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:35 AM
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Posted By: bruce dorskind


sorry- we picked up the article from the current issue of New York Magazine

The exhibit is on now and runs through May 3, 2008


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Old 03-31-2008, 07:24 AM
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Doesn't the Library of Congress have one too?

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:17 AM
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Posted By: MikePugeda

"He always had a wad of Chewbacca in his mouth..."

That sounds rather kinky, or else he was a really obsessed Star Wars fan. Sorry, I've just never heard it called Chewbacca before.

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:49 AM
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Posted By: Elliot

Not sure how it is in the current New York magazine, as the exhibition was in 2003. Here is a listing of the current exhibitions at NYPL:

http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions.cfm>

I called the NYPL to confirm.

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Posted By: Jim VB

Bruce might have picked up that issue in a doctor's or dentist's office. Their definition of "current" does extend back to 2003.

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Posted By: Matt

I believe the Dorskind group is comprised of Bruce from past years, Bruce from future years as well as current Bruce and therefore all past and future issues are actually the current issue.

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:47 PM
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Posted By: Jason L

Those were two of the funniest LOL posts I have read on here in some time...and to think that they were packed within a couple posts of each other makes this thread the most laugh-efficient thread of ALL TIME!

No wonder Chewie was always roaring...

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Mike,

I actually laughed out loud at that one! Of course, I am in a public place right now, and my laughter elicited a few stares!

Thanks for that one!

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Posted By: Trae R.

Dave,

I was at the LOC in February this year and they no longer allow you to view the cards in person, from what I understand. The woman I spoke to said I would have to view the cards online. Major bummer.

I've not specifically answered your question though. I'm not sure if they have a Wagner or not. If they do, it's not shown in the T206 set gallery on the LOC website.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/bbcards:@FIELD(CALL+@1(13163+18))

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http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=618675&imageID=PS_ARN_CD1_07&word=wagner&s=1&notword=&d=&c=&f=&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&total=295&num=0&imgs=12&pNum=&pos=8

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Posted By: Dave Hornish

It would be nice if NYPL showed their Wagner's back....ah well. Not bad for a 1! Now, does the LOC have Carl Sandberg's T206 collection? I believe I read somewhere that they do but I also thought they had a Wagner. Methinks a Wagner census is in order!

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<<Methinks a Wagner census is in order!>>

Put me down for NOT having one, but I'm going to go through my grandfathers attic this weekend and am having some drywall removed from a wall next week. I should have a couple by tax day.

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Posted By: Brian

I don't have one.

I was thinking of getting a SCD from 1993 and ordering one.

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