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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

An Ugly Hockey Card

Peter at Baseball Every Night is holding an "Ugly Sweater" Ugly Baseball Card Contest.

This 1969-70 Topps Hockey card was the first I thought of.  Topps put out a bunch of really bad hockey cards during this era.  Remember the ones where the photos were taken in like a back hallway?  Sorry Mr. Goyette.  It wasn't your fault.

Monday, December 10, 2018

A Postcard From the Archives

I've been collecting postcards and first day covers in a major way for the last year and a half.  It's been a lot of fun and I've accumulated hundreds of cool pieces.

This is a postcard I recently rediscovered in my childhood collection.  At one time it was in a scrapbook, as evidenced by the cellophane tape residue at the top and bottom.  I wish I could tell you a good story about how I "wrote away for" this card and how excited I was when it arrived in my mailbox in Chicago.  Unfortunately those memories are gone or are lost in a "corrupted file" in my brain.  At least I held onto it and can now appreciate it 45 years later.
I love the stamp of the happy Cubbie.  Back in the summer of 1973 an average Joe could still "join the fun at Wrigley Field" without breaking the bank.  Even a kid could get an unreserved seat for a buck or two.  Nothing like it is today.
On the date this card was postmarked the Cubs played the Phillies and lost 6-5.  George Brett's much traveled brother Ken went the distance for the win and Milt (almost had a perfect game) Pappas took the loss.  It was the second game of  a double-header and Mr. Santo after having gone 1-3 in the opener was resting but pinch hit in the 8th, flying out to right field.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Eight Crazy Nights - Eight

Happy 8th night of Hanukkah!
I guess I saved the most recent for last.  Here's a player at least most of you had a chance to actually see in action.  Shawn Green is also one of the all-time greatest Jewish baseball players.

Thanks for celebrating with me over these eight days.  I may continue this theme, Jewish athletes, from time to time.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Eight Crazy Nights - Seven

Happy 7th night of Hanukkah.

Tonight we celebrate by honoring "the strangest man ever to play baseball" --Casey Stengel 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Eight Crazy Nights - Six

Happy 6th night of Hanukkah!  Maybe it seems like it will never end, eh?  

Tonight we honor another Jewish ballplayer, Sid Gordon.
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