It's not National Trading Card Day but I came across these and felt they were blogworthy at any time. You can't go wrong with six of the best and most popular players of our time.
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Sunday, March 28, 2021
It's Not National Trading Card Day
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meet the Metz
Do you like oddball sets? If so, this should fit the bill. It was issued by the Metz Baking Company in 1993.
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Labels: Metz Baking Company
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
On This Day in Sports History -- The Great One
On this date in 1994 Wayne Gretzky became the NHL's All-Time Goal Scoring Leader with 802.
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Labels: Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky
Monday, March 22, 2021
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!
Dating back to 1868, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is one of a handful of the oldest in the United States. Here's a trio of postcards dating from 1910 to 1923.
"I fed it -- Not."
The sender saw two plays while in Chicago. The first was "Sally", which opened at the Colonial Theater the previous month. That theater was torn down in 1924. Here's a great photograph.
Chet Baker's 1956 version:
Aretha Franklin recorded the song in 1962.
Tony Bennett sang it in 2015
The second play, a mystery, was "The Cat and the Canary". I wasn't able to find a reference to it's Chicago run. This is from it's 1922 Broadway production:
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Labels: bear, Lincoln Park Zoo, lion, postcards, tiger
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