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Old 05-23-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default Non-baseball related cards or memorabilia with strong ties to baseball...

Dan Bretta's latest post in the memorabilia pickup thread, of his Frank Zehrung signed letter, got me thinking about other non-baseball related cards and memorabilia of people who for one reason or another have a strong tie to baseball. Keep in mind, I'm not talking about photo's of known players doing random things... Also, with Macho Man's death, it got me thinking about anything baseball related items of him. So maybe, baseball related material of people who later went on to be better known for other things would be interesting as well.

I'll start with an Ogden's card of boxer Abe Attell, who was often stated to be the middle-man between Arnold Rothstein and the White-Sox during the 1919 World Series.

I'm hoping to see some interesting and obscure items, please post what you can..
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:54 AM
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:00 PM
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"non-baseball related cards and memorabilia of people who for one reason or another have a strong tie to baseball"
Purdue fullback Bill Skowron:



"baseball related material of people who later went on to be better known for other things"
University of Illinois baseballer Red Grange:

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Here are some photos of Dan Tobey who is in the Boxing Hall of Fame as a ring announcer..he was the Michael Buffer of his day and appeared in numerous Hollywood movies as himself.







Here he is in his former life as a player with the Nebraska Indians

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Old 05-23-2011, 04:37 PM
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George Halas Major League BB career started and ended with the Yankees in 1919. He couldn't hit a curveball. Most would say this was a "blessing
in disguise".
Of course everyone knew George as "Papa Bear". He founded the Chicago Bears in the early 1920's, was their Head Coach, and played RE. In 1925,
Halas greatly enhanced the newly formed NFL by recruiting Red Grange (from Halas' Alma Mater....Univ. of Illinois)....and, the rest is history.



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Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs Chuck Connors:



Tom Mix had a team:



Part-owner of the Vernon PCL team and Zeenuts subject Fatty Arbuckle:

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Beat writer Jack Kerouac was a HUGE baseball fan and even created his own baseball game that he would play throughout his life. He made up entire leagues, teams and players and not only played out whole seasons with a championship but even wrote game summeries and put them in his own newspaper! The New York Public Library had a display a few years ago about it and I drew up this card showing him as manager of the Pittsburgh Plymouths.

If you're interested in the story I wrote about it, it's here:
http://www.infinitecardset.blogspot....rch/label/Jack Kerouac
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Ty Cobb, common name ..................


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I stumbled across this article from the Kansas Historical Society about a guy named Dudley Haskell who played baseball in the 1860's. Haskell went on to serve Kansas in the House of Representatives. I was wishful in thinking that I might be able to find some type of photo of him. Luckily I was able to purchase this book about him and it had an engraving of him in it too. Here's the link to the article which might be interesting to some.

http://www.kshs.org/p/cool-things-ba...-and-bat/10283

Haskell had a school in Kansas named after him. It is called Haskell Indian Nations University. There were two great multiple sport athletes that attended school there. One was Jim Thorpe and the other John Levi. Most have not heard of Levi but he was consider one of the great all around athletes of his time. Here's a short article on his career. I was fortunate enough to get two rare photos of him.

http://americanindianathletichalloff...m/johnlevi.php
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