Pin Highlight: Friends of Doubleday – Cooperstown, NY

The last two weeks have been extremely slow for me.  What felt like the start of a cold turned into pneumonia.  After two trips to the doctor and some medicine, I’m beginning to feel much better.  This was the first time in three years that I was sick.  It doesn’t happen very often.

Have you ever been to Cooperstown, NY?  Its a must for any baseball fan.  I’ve been there a few times.  The Baseball Hall of Fame is amazing, and their gift shop is great too.  Outside of the Hall of Fame is another attraction, Doubleday Field.  This field is used throughout the year for all kinds of special events.  Friends of Doubleday is a non-profit organization that helps to raise funds in order to maintain and keep Doubleday Field up-to-date.  They also actively promote the rental opportunities Doubleday Field has to offer.

Given that Friends of Doubleday is a non-profit, it survives on donations.  Sports graphic artist Todd Radom designed this pin which can be obtained with a $50 donation.

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Sports Card Info Photo Used In Babe Ruth Article

Earlier this week I received an e-mail from a person who was writing an article for NowPublic.com about Babe Ruth.  They saw the photos from my trip to Cooperstown last August and wanted to know if they could use one of the photos taken at the Babe Ruth exhibit.  I said yes, and now that photo is part of the article.  Its a real interesting article on Ruth and I bet a lot of collectors would enjoy reading it.  You can view the article here.  My picture is in the photo gallery attached to the article.  I’m actually in the picture, near the bottom where it is a little dark.  

Back from Cooperstown!

Cooperstown, NY has to be one of the best towns in the country if you are a baseball fan.  I walked around and looked at every single HOF plaque.  I had no idea that there were so many writers in the Hall of Fame.  While I was there I picked up a “Goose” Gossage 2008 HOF inductee bat that is limited to 500.  That may seem like a lot of baseball bats, but 500 isn’t very many.  I also picked up a bat that is modeled after the type Napoleon Lajoie used.  Right down the street from the HOF there is a wax museum which has about 30 different wax figures on display.  Below are a few pictures that I took.  The rest of the pictures can be found in the Photostream to your right.  Enjoy!!!

1858 baseball

                                                                       2008 HOF inductees

HOF entrance

Plaque room

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson hat, glove, & jersey

1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner

World Series rings & pins

Wax Museum

Mickey Mantle

Wade Boggs

Founders of baseball

Roberto Clemente

Jackie Robinson

Taking a trip

Tomorrow I will be leaving for a few days to take a trip.  I will be heading to Cooperstown, NY.  I wonder what could be there? 🙂  Oh, I wanted to mention that I got a B on the 2008 Allen & Ginter statistics paper I wrote. I also found out that I got a B for the entire coarse as well.  See yah after I get back.  Hopefully nothing major happens in the hobby within the next few days.