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Once again, I’m just trying to keep blogger alive (does it ever die?). I continue to collect, but am not motivated yet to post. Hopefully I will someday soon. After all, what’s a collection if no one but you sees it?
We all know of ballplayers that become announcers, actors, or writers. This post shows cards for a few notable examples, as well as a few other players with occupations that you may not be aware of. Announcers 1952 Topps card #227. Not only was Joe Garagiola a catcher for parts of nine season with four clubs, but he was also an announcer, writer, and host of numerous television shows. Joe was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award for outstanding broadcasting accomplishments and he was named as the 2014 recipient of the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented once every three years by the Baseball Hall of Fame for positive contributions to Major League Baseball. 1965 Topps card #65. Tony Kubek played for the Yankees for nine seasons, winning the 1957 Rookie of the Year award and selected to three All-Star games. Kubek played in six World Series in the late 1950s and early 1960s, starting in 37 World Series games. Upon his retirement, Kubek
Yep. I had one of those very big birthdays this past weekend. To celebrate (mildly), I made a few ebay purchases to add to my Cincinnati Reds National Baseball Hall of Famers cards (e.g., Bench, Morgan, etc.) and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers cards (e.g., Tom Browning, Pete Rose, etc.) to add to my collections. Heeeeeere's Johnny! 2010 Topps, card #US-330. The red ' C ' on the front looks more like a Cubs-shaped logo rather than the Reds traditional wishbone ' C .' Uncorrected error? 1993 Ted Williams Memories '75, card #M16. 2013 Topps Museum Collection, card #29. This card has thicker than normal stock. You'd think in 2013 that Topps would come up with a different photo than the 1993 Ted Williams card above. 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces, card #98. 2015 Panini / Donruss All-Time Diamond Kings, card #13. 1984 Topps - 1983 All-Star, card #22 of 22. 1981 Topps / Coca Cola, card #1. 2001 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Gallery, card #G11. 2003 Topps Gallery, card