From Sabr.org’s Biography Project (Donlin’s entry written by Michael Betzold): A flamboyant playboy and partygoer who dressed impeccably and always had a quip and a handshake for everyone he met, Mike Donlin was “one of the most picturesque, most written-about, most likeable athletes that ever cut his mark on the big circuit.” “Turkey” Mike Donlin was born in Peoria, IL in 1878. According to Betzold’s bio: “When he was eight his parents, railroad conductor John Donlin and his wife, Maggie, were killed in a bridge collapse. Forced to hustle for a living, young Mike worked as a machinist and was … Continue reading
In March, 2012 I wrote a post about a hypothetical “Baseball Card Hall of Fame” where I nominated the 5 cards that should be in the inaugural class as “inner-circle” Hall of Famers. Here is the list: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. 1909 T206 Honus Wagner 1933 Goudey Gum Babe Ruth 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb In 2016, Griffey will be appearing on the BBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot (that’s the real deal, in Cooperstown) for the first time. There has been some speculation that he could become the first player unanimously elected to … Continue reading
I didn't make this, but it sure is awesome. pic.twitter.com/QyENxQ0f65 — Paul Dylan (@heyblue) October 16, 2015 This awesome baseball card of Jose Bautista’s bat flip comes courtesy of Joel Pike. Wish I’d thought of it!
Opened a box of 1979 @toppscards #NASL stickers today. Ended up 3 short of a complete set! @naslofficial pic.twitter.com/3eKapiQPLb — Paul Dylan (@heyblue) April 20, 2015 A few more of my favorites:
St Louis native Ryan Knox uses Photoshop to create these works of art for his APBA Baseball projects. Ryan originally posted this on the APBA Baseball group page on Facebook.