Whoa...that is very cool! Awesome to see pieces of history like that surface...especially considering it's likely not something a soldier would have kept when packing up to go home.I'm not sure whether this will mean much to others, but for me this is a really, really big deal.
Throughout WWII, there were baseball games (and really a baseball league) played on the military bases in places such as Norfolk, VA. There were similar games and tournaments in the Pacific as a way to entertain the troops. In Europe, this was not really possible during the war.
The war ending did not mean that all the soldiers left immediately as there was a ton of work to do (some stayed for a year after). Once the war ended though, a baseball tournament was held. The World Series was held in Nuremberg, Germany, with Hilter's complex visible in the background.
The series was notable for another reason in that one of the teams was integrated and featured future HOF's and Negro League stars Leon Day and Willard Brown.
This is a program from that series in Nuremberg.
I don't know how many copies exist, but since I started collecting WWII baseball items, I have only seen one other. Presumably, it came back with a soldier returning from the war.
It's the kind of program that is far outside of what most people collect. But for me, it's a centerpiece of my collection
Decided I’d start PCing Cristian Pache, at 78 Topps RCs right now and pushing for 100 haha also got these the last few days
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And a very clean card/auto. These things chip so bad, glad to find a great looking one
I thought they were similar but didn’t think they were the same but looking more closely....haha I got the patch in today, I’ll have to compare when I get the auto