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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Blow out the Candles

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders

Today is the birthday of Cleveland great second baseman Napolean Lajoie born on this date in 1874.

Nap had a lifetime batting average of .339 and 3252 hits. He was inducted into the HOF's second class in 1937.

From Line-up for Yesterday by Ogden Nash:

L
is for Lajoie
Whom Clevelanders love,
Napolean himself,
With glue in his glove.

I inherited the card above from my Dad along with a small group of other cigarette cards all of which I treasure. (The white mark by Nap's right leg must have been of the scanner.)

4 comments:

  1. That is one beauty of a card. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Boy would David and I be fighting over that! Great story.

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