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Ray Brown

 

According to BR Bullpen: "One of the best Negro League pitchers ever, Ray Brown finished his career with one win fewer than Satchel Paige, along with twenty-seven fewer losses. Although already into his forties, he played in the Quebec-based Provincial League in the early 1950s and managed a number of semi-pro teams in the province as well."

Brown was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues in 2006.

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame Postcard.

2020 Kreindler Postcard #1.

2020 Kreindler #1.

Thank goodness for the 2020 Kreindler Negro Leagues Legends Centennial Baseball Card Set because there just aren't any cards of Brown out there. In addition to the above, the Trading Card Database shows a 1945-46 Cuban League card that I've not seen available for anything less than $76 (which I won't be spending), and it shows a 1972 Puerto Rican Winter League sticker that I've never seen available. 

You'd think the card companies would show a HoFer a little more love.

Thanks for visiting!

CinciCuse Bill

Comments

  1. I'd love to see a full Hall of Famers set someday. It's criminal how few cards some of these guys have.

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    1. There was the old SSPC Baseball Immortals set, but that was issued in the '80s and only goes up to 1987. Unfortunately with the way licensing is done now, it's hard to see how someone could pull this off today unless it's a small-time, under the radar release.

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  2. I don't think Ray Brown was included... but Gio recently produced an attractive Negro League Legends set for his fans:

    http://whentoppshadballs.blogspot.com/2021/07/negro-league-legends-special-edition.html

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  3. Given some of recent decisions, namely deciding that the negro leagues are now major leagues, one would have to think that guys like this might start showing up in some Topps sets at some point in the not too distant future.

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  4. Great stuff guys - thanks for commenting.

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