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Third Base Coach

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Nice ... and envious! wink



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Tall Tactician wrote:

Nice ... and envious! wink


Thanks.

I'll try and get a picture posted one of these days. 



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The Art of Baseball, Pt. 9

Here's another item that arrived today.

It's not in the same category of art as my other pieces.  Rather, it's a pastel rendition of an old card image of Highlanders' (Yankees) ace Jack Chesbro.

The seller did not have the artist's name, but it's a beautiful rendition that comes already framed and ready for hanging.

Chesbroart.jpg

Please excuse the reflection of my fingers on the glass. hmm



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You're more than welcome.

I have lots more stuff to get pics of, and I desperately need better lighting in my Stratcave, so I can get a nice shot of the stuff I already have hanging on the walls.



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Nice painting of Jack Chesbro.



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Tall Tactician wrote:

Nice painting of Jack Chesbro.


It sure is.  And I'm definitely a repeat customer, if any more works by this artist ever pop up. 



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Tribe chops Joe's streak
DiMaggio stopped at 56

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak of 56 straight games was brought to an end by Cleveland hurlers Al Smith and Jim Bagby on Thursday night, July 17th, 1941, at Cleveland Stadium, as duly noted on this KGKY Radio advertising card.

Likely a window display, the card promotes the station -- 1490 on your dial -- the Conoco Sunday Afternoon Music Hour, and assorted daily Conoco newscasts, all sponsored by Your Conoco Mileage Merchant.

DiMaggioConaco.jpg



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OMG!! How awesome is that.



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Tall Tactician wrote:

OMG!! How awesome is that.


Wish I had it early enough to post it somewhere in my '41 replay thread.

It's not really that large (a little bit smaller than a standard-sized magazine cover).  But it'll look nice framed and set up to display on one of my baseball bookcases.

I've also been collecting baseball-themed news service display posters (like the DiMaggio piece that is part of my 1948 replay header).  I have one that I think you will particularly like, that will be part of my 1950 header.

Watch for it, sometime in the next couple of years. wink



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That picture of Jack Chesbro is a nice addition to your collection.

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stratfan70 wrote:

That picture of Jack Chesbro is a nice addition to your collection.


Thanks. 



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A couple of posts ago, I mentioned some photo news service posters I've picked up.

There were several organizations that ran subscription services.  Customers could buy and display them.  The posters featured current news, entertainment and sports events.

Here are a couple I've had framed and now have mounted on the wall in the Stratcave:

McGinnity.jpg   McGraw25yrs.jpg

The McGinnity poster comes from 1923, judging by the reference to his age, and the "D" on the uniform.

Iron Joe was pitching for Dubuque, in the Mississippi Valley League.  Joe actually sat out '24, then pitched one more season before hanging 'em up.

Obviously, that was in the days before multi-million-dollar guaranteed contracts that set ballplayers up for life (if they manage their finances properly).

I'm guessing the McGraw poster is from 1925, which would have been his 25th year with the Giants.  Of course, Muggsy was a player well before that, with the old Baltimore Orioles.



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Two more news service posters for the wall.

The first is from the Associated News Service, and features a great action shot of Charlie Dressen going up to secure the ball as Fresco Thompson slides in hard.

The second poster is from Spring Training of 1950, as venerable A's Manager Connie Mack surveys the field with his coaching staff.

DressenThompson.jpg   Mack coaches '50.jpg



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Those are very cool pictures / posters - wherever did you pick them up ??



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Eaglesfly wrote:

Those are very cool pictures / posters - wherever did you pick them up ??


Thanks.

I have found almost everything -- the letters, the artwork, the news service posters, scorecards, and a whole lot more -- on eBay. 



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