Archive for March 4th, 2016

A BASEBALL CARD FIND OF A LIFETIME!

One of seven identical Ty Cobb baseball cards — a baseball card find of a lifetime — that were found in a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house. The back of one of the Ty Cobb baseball cards.
The front and back of one of the Ty Cobb baseball cards found.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house came 
a baseball card find of a lifetime. Seven of them, actually.

Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday that they have verified the 
legitimacy and seven-figure total value of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from
the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find. there were only
about 15 known to still exist.

Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport 
Beach, California, who verified the find, said it is "spectacular" and “miraculous”
to have come across such a cache.

Orlando said in a statement…."I am not sure if any other baseball card find is
more remarkable than this new discovery.”

 


Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb  (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)

Ty Cobb, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach", was an Major League Baseball
outfielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons
with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team’s player-manager, and finished
his career with the Philadelphia Athletics.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

The single “Surfin’ U.S.A”  peaked at number two in the chart of the Music
Vendor
trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number
three on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts. It was backed with "Shut
Down”. Billboard ranked "Surfin’ U.S.A." the number 2 song of 1963 and is
part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock
and Roll
list.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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IT MADE NEWS ON THIS DAY IN 1952

 
Newlyweds Ronald and Nancy Reagan cutting their wedding
cake.

Actor and future President Ronald Reagan married his second wife,
actress Nancy Davis in Los Angeles at the Little Brown Church in the
Valley. Nancy Davis, whose real name is Anne Frances Robbins, met
her future husband in 1951 while she was at MGM Studios for her first
screen role in the movie Shadow on the Wall. At the same Reagan was
serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild.


Engagement Photo of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Davis in
January 1952.


Former President Ronald Reagan with the former First Lady
Nancy as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  
 
 

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