Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sightly More Difficult Than Falling Off Of A Log.

No, I don't really know what that title has to do with anything either, it just seemed appropriate after the last couple of days.

Yesterday, I successfully showed up at Brooklyn College and met with the person with whom I was intended to meet. (That sentence my clunk and thud but it imparts weight so I'm sticking with it.) At any rate, while touring the library, I was shown this piece of Memorabilia tucked into a corner where it would be very easy to miss. It's an original cartoon memorializing the 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers...who won the N.L. Pennant and then went on to lose the World Series to the Yankees.

If you click on the pictures to get a full sized view you can see the signatures of everyone on the team including Jackie Robinson, Peewee Reese and Duke Snider. The thing I like best about it though, is a signature about 8 in from the right. Yup, that's right. Chuck Connors, The Rifleman, played for the 1949 Dodgers. He appeared in only one a pinch hitter. He grounded into a double play. (Prior to that he had played basketball for the Boston Celtics and went onto a respectable career with the Chicago Cubs before taking up acting.)

Anyway, I thought this was a pretty neat item.

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