Wednesday, September 08, 2010

My Stomach Hurts From Laughing Too Much

I'm not a fan of the show, but this is so amazingly awesome I might have to check it out. Of course, I will only watch if something like this happens every show. Check it out.

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Card of the Week: Nice Hair

The man known for the greatest hair in Baseball, this 1976 Topps card of Oscar Gamble is one of the hobby's most well known cards and worthy of distinction as this weeks "Card of the Week." Below are some more pics of the famous Gamble style.

Wheaties: Heinie Manush

This is my 1937 Wheaties card of Brooklyn Dodger Heinie Manush. It measures approximately 8 1/4" x 6" and would be cut out from the back of a Wheaties box. This card provides some tips to the young fan on "Fielding for Extra Outs." Click on the pic above to enlarge it.
  1. Practice both grounder and fly balls. For catching low ball hold hands as at "A." For high ball, hold hand as at "B."
  2. Right handed batters generally hit to left field. Left handed batters, to right field. Take your position accordingly.
  3. Develop a good throwing arm. Ball should bounce once on throw to catcher. Line ball into bases.
  4. When playing the sun field, always try to play the ball off to the side of the sun. In that way you have a better chance of catching the ball.
  5. Back up your team mates, both infield and outfield, especially watch catchers' throws to pitcher.

eBay: Dodgers Home Run Bank

Here is a nice Brooklyn Dodger coin bank I recently spotted on eBay. It is likely ceramic and has a red "Made in Japan" sticker on the bottom. This would mean it was made sometime between the late 1940's to the 1960's. Although, I would guess it is from the 1950's. Japan was a mass exporter of ceramics, souvenir and novelty toys to America during that time period, and the red sticker is typical of items made during that time period. This is the first time I've seen one of these, but I don't imagine they are rare since they were probably mass produced.