I have a few more baseball related gifts from Zipper to share with you. Today I will post the 'squealers'!
There were some Ernie Banks cards picked off of eBay for the purpose tickling my collecting fancy. Zip is a good shot, and indeed my fancy has been tickled! Let's check the rest of my birthday loot.
A pair of Mr. Cub minis
The coloring of this next card gives it the feel of having captured one brief but very real moment in time.
Ernie receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2013.
The list of baseball players who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom-
Joe DiMaggio 1977 by Gerald Ford
Jackie Robinson 1984 by Ronald Reagan, posthumously
Ted Williams 1991 by George H.W. Bush
Hank Aaron 2002 by George W. Bush
Roberto Clemente 2003 by George W. Bush, posthumously
Frank Robinson 2005 by George W. Bush
Buck O'Neil 2006 by George W. Bush
Stan Musial 2011 by Barack Obama
Ernie Banks 2013 by Barack Obama
Yogi Berra 2015 by Barack Obama, posthumously
Willie Mays 2015 by Barack Obama
Vin Scully 2016 by Barack Obama
My first Allen & Ginter for 2017, Banks foil.
All of those cards are new to my collection, and Ernie makes me smile every time I see him relishing his time in baseball heaven. Now imagine the SQUEAL this next card illicited from me!
Terrible photo, I know. I'm not sure there's a way to improve the quality of pics taken with a Fire tablet. I wanted to use the image at the Trading Card Database, but their card has a really faded auto, which means it doesn't look much like mine. Of course as autos go, there are always slight differences to be found with the graphology, so to keep the auto legit to my copy we'll be sticking with this fuzzy Doe photo. I love this card!
I was then presented with my first collectable balls! Ernie and Ozzie! What a day!
Falling down the south side of 50 isn't so bad when one is sharing that time with some one who is flat out awesome! It was a wonderful day! Thank you all for reading Now and Zen. Being a part of our niche in the blogosphere has been an uplifting experience. You guys are tops!
Have a fabulous day out there!