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July 29, 2013

Vintage Baseball Cards

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From CBS News:


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Home runs were a rarity during baseball's "dead ball" era.

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A combination of spongy baseballs, huge ball fields, and rules that favored the pitcher meant that players had to rely much more on strategy to win the game.

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A new show (up until December 1, 2013) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrates this period in American sports history.

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"Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900-1919)" showcases hundreds of vintage baseball trading cards from the museum's historical collection.


Above, exemplars from the show.

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Not to brag about being a Pittsburgh Homie but,

It's nice to see people go gaga over the mere mention of

a "Wagner" card in good condition!

I once viewed one and the people around me were melting

and loosing their faculties!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Jul 29, 2013 5:55:35 PM

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