Friday, December 10, 2010
A Dramatic Vintage 1934 ORIGINAL News Service Photo issued by the Associated Press depicting the ugly scene outside Navin Field after Game 7 of the 1934 World Series when the hometown Detroit Tigers were destroyed by the St. Louis Cardinals. By the 6th inning, the score was already 9-0 and the Series was just about lost. Cardinals star Joe Medwick slid hard into Marv Owen, the Tigers' third baseman, after hitting a triple. They tangled briefly, and when Medwick went to his position in left field, the restless Tiger fans, knowing the game was lost, vented their frustrations on Medwick, throwing fruit, vegetables, bottles, cushions, etc., at him. Commissioner Landis ordered Medwick (and Owen) benched to end the ruckus. This rare 7” x 9” photograph shows the police escorts ushering the bus with the Cardinals players on one side and the blood-thirst crowd on the other, most of them shouting “Where the BEEP is Medwick?”.
Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese help prepare a healthy meal for the kids. This was a promotion to interest kids in having a nutritious meal.
Pee Wee Reese getting a beer shower from the boys in this 1956 Type 1 press photo. Earlier, they had won the National League pennant against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Season's Greetings! This is a 1956 Christmas card from the Brooklyn Dodgers. These were custom made for players and management for their own personal use. This particular greeting cards was made for Dodger scout Manual Boody. It waxes optimistically about a future Dodger World Championship the next season.
This is a scarce vintage promotional pin featuring Jackie Robinson from the 1960's. It was used to promote a Robinson biography.
Here is a great 8 postcard lot featuring Ebbets Field. They date from approximately 1910 to 1950's.
This is one of my all-time favorite 19th century Victorian trade cards. It is from 1896 and is an advertising die-cut piece for A. G. Spalding & Bros. Very scarce, especially in this condition, it measures 5.5" in height and includes a brief description of the game of Base Ball on the reverse.
“It’s really the genesis, the birth certificate of one of the world’s most popular sports,” he said in October when the sale was announced. “It’s a sport that has had an impact on everything from fashion, such as sneakers, to culture that in a way transcends sports.
James Naismith penned the 13 rules on Dec. 21, 1891, for the YMCA training school in Springfield. His boss had given him two weeks to come up with a new indoor activity for his gym class, and he wrote down the rules on the eve of that deadline.
He gave the list to his secretary, who typed them up on two pages that Naismith pinned on a bulletin board outside the gym.
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The Dodger have 9 players in the base set. The normal cast of characters are here. You've got the Brooklynites (like Jackie, Pee Wee and Campy) and Southland Heroes (like Kershaw and Ethier). One special addition is Mike Piazza. He actually has 2 cards in the base set- one as a Met and another as a Dodger. Check out the base cards below.