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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rare Shoeless Joe Jackson autograph photo may bring $100,000

Sharon Bowen thought her late husband was a bit crazy for buying a scrapbook filled with black and white photos of Cleveland ballplayers from the early 1900s — but not anymore. It turns out that book held what may be the only autographed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson, the Holy Grail of baseball signatures.

Zach Posted: February 10, 2015 at 08:41 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: autographs, baseball history, black sox, collecting, shoeless joe jackson

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Infinite Baseball Card Set: Mysterious Mitchell: His Name Says It All

The man stated that he was a professional pitcher and wanted to play for the Seals. It was quickly evident that this was not going to be an ordinary contract negotiation. When pressed on his credentials, the man stated that his name and previous occupation wasn’t anyone’s business. As long as he made good on the mound he need not reveal anything about himself…..The new-comer pitched 5 innings before leaving the game with a 6-2 lead and the victory. Six days later he faced the Tigers again and this time went the full nine, earning another win. It was after this second victory that people began to ask the question:

Who the heck was this guy?

The author is an artist who makes baseball cards of Negro Leaguers, obscure players and infamous players. Worth a look if you are unfamiliar with his work.

Mike Webber Posted: January 15, 2015 at 09:05 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: art, baseball cards, baseball history

 

 

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