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Negro League Postcards


1992 R.D. Retort Enterprises "Negro League Legends"

In keeping with Black History Month, I thought I'd show a sampling of my Negro League postcard collection.

According to Baseball Reference, Sherwood Brewer played four different positions in four East-West Games in the dying days of the Negro Leagues.

Wilmer Fields Autograph - Oil Painting by Ron Lewis (Capital Cards Production)
Fields was reportedly considered one of the most consistent, reliable, and versatile two-way players in the Negro League and also in Canada and several Latin American leagues. In most leagues he was a pitcher, but played at third base or outfield in games when he was not scheduled to pitch.

Artwork by Susan Rini - Historic Limited Editions "Negro League Series
Dials played from 1925 to 1936 with several teams. After his playing career, he became a scout for the Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles.

Herbert Albert "Rap" Dixon - Oil on linen by Graig Kreindler (2017)

I just found a new source of Negro League information called Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (https://www.nlbemuseum.com/nlbemuseum/nlbemuseum.html). There's a lot of interesting info on Dixon there. No sense in me reiterating it here, so if you've made it this far in the blog I suggest you check it out.

I'd like to collect some of the 1978 Laughlin Black Stars "Long Ago Black Stars," but those get pricey.

Thanks for visiting!

CinciCuse Bill

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  1. Awesome artwork! And thanks for sharing the link to that museum. Look forward to browsing their site.

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    1. Totally agree about the artwork. I thought they were nice samples.

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