With ‘42’ making headlines, we take a trip to Jackie Robinson’s early stomping grounds at Rickwood Field and in Cairo, Ga. To find some of the landmarks, you need to do your homework, or have a trusty guide.
Carl Erskine, still with a spring in his step at age 86, shares stories about his career, sports memorabilia and playing with Al Hirt. Guess who he was most afraid would hit a home run off him?
Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.
MLB historian John Thorn is immersed in baseball’s past, yet his personal collection is about heritage and not star appeal. Come along with an exclusive interview with Thorn as he describes his collection and how the hobby is still in its infancy.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. day, we present a special poem by Ron Gabriel that is a take on the famous “Casey at the Bat.” However, this poem looks at Jackie Robinson and comes with a decidedly different ending. Special thanks to Richard Zamoff for sharing.
A wrong turn led to the location of the Minnesota African American Museum that includes many pieces of Negro Leagues memorabilia on display.