Of Life, Death and Dave Ricketts

Of Life, Death and Dave Ricketts I began collecting cards in 1968, which was the year Topps featured the 33-card, game insert set.  Our “Founding Father,” Mark Armour, detailed this wonderful set in a past post.  My older brother and I played the game using our regular issue cards to represent the lineup.  We would…

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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-9-2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-9-2019 Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 9, 1919:The highest price ever paid for a baseball was paid [yesterday] when John D. Rockefeller gave $1,000,000 for a sphere autographed by Christopher Mathewson, of the New York Giants, at the Victory loan rally at the subtreasury. Several baseballs, autographed by other prominent…

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