Okay, I finally got around to uploading the Fall, 2016 issue of our magazine. I loved doing the magazine and now you can view it online for free!
The viewing software is great, even if it takes a few long moments to load. You can zoom in to amazing detail and there are dozens of links throughout the magazine that makes it a snap to look up the lifetime stats of the players. If you haven’t tried viewing one of these magazines online (there are now six) you are in for a treat! Get it at the website-for free!
I finished this advertisement featuring good old Hughie Jennings today. I love Hughie. That green was used on many vintage ads and it reminds me of the famous T206 series. By the way, the advertisement is for Helmar T330 Art Stamps. There are 200 in the series and they really did turn out great. If you read the ad, you’ll see who to contact for them.
The Spring cover may have a special card that folds up into a standing display. If it works….
Anyway, here is a mock up of the next issue’s cover:
The latest issue of Baseball History & Art focuses on Brooklyn baseball and some of the most beloved players of the early decades. There is also a bit about Charles Ebbetts, builder of Ebbetts Field. Imagine, he started selling scorecards for the team in 1880 and ended up owning the team! That “can-do” attitude is one of the things that I most admire about both baseball and America in those earlier days. I suppose even now there are success stories like his; it’s just that they seem much less frequent. Maybe not, but there does seem, to me, to be one big difference. Fortunes today seem to be built overnight. Some manage it by creating a software app that will be forgotten in less ten years, some do it by scams, some do it by getting fat contracts through politicians that they seem to have paid off. How often do we hear of modern fortunes being built up slowly, over a lifetime, such as Charles Ebbetts accomplished? More important than Mr. Ebbett’s wallet is the fact that he really built up an institution (the Dodgers) that will last a long, long time. I suspect Ebbetts would be more proud of the Dodger legacy than any of the money that he made.
Anyway, here is the latest cover: