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SPORTS CARD SOLD FOR RECORD AMOUNT

A Mickey Mantle baseball card is now the most expensive piece of sports  memorabilia : NPR

(CBS News) – A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold
for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the
most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has
grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record just posted a few months
ago — $9.3 million for the
jersey worn by Diego Maradona when
he scored the contentious "Hand of God" goal in soccer’s 1986
World Cup.

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Mickey Charles Mantle "the Commerce Comet"
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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FIRST TELEVISED BASEBALL GAME IN 1939

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On August 26, 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game
was broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become
WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in
Brooklyn,
New York.

At the time, television was still in its infancy. Regular programming
did not yet exist, and very few people owned television sets—there
were only about 400 in the New York area. Not until 1946 did regular network broadcasting catch on in the United States, and only in the
mid-1950s did TV sets become more common in the American household.

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Walter Lanier "Red" Barber
(February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992)

Barber was nicknamed "The Ol’ Redhead".
     

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1939 RCA Model TT-5, 5" screen, 5 channel, NO SOUND (Sold for $199.50)

Of the 600 of these manufactured, only a dozen are known to exist
today, and only a handful of those are still working. The set had to
be connected to a special TV-sound equipped radio, in order to
hear the television sound for each channel. 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a actor, director and producer
and the
recipient of various accolades
, including an Academy
Award from four nominations, a British Academy Film Award,
Presidential Medal of Freedom
. In 2014, two Golden Globe
Awards
, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and Time named him one
of the 100 most influential people in the world. He’s 36 today.

Appearing on stage in the late 1950s, Redford’s television
career began in 1960, including an appearance on The
Twilight Zone
in 1962 (below).

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The Twilight Zone episode: "Nothing in the Dark."

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
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Singer Madonna Louise Ciccone is 64 years young today.


The singer, songwriter, and actress is referred to as the "
Queen
of Pop
". Rolling Stone listed her among its greatest artists and
greatest songwriters of all time.

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PITCHING ACE THROWS FIRST NO -HITTER

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On August 14, 1971, St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson threw
the first no-hitter of his storied career. Gibson’s heroics helped
his team sail to an 11-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gibson died on October 2, 2020, at age 84, under hospice care
after fighting pancreatic cancer for more than a year.

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Robert Gibson (Pack Robert Gibson) 
(November 9, 1935 – October 2, 2020)

Nicknamed "Gibby" and "Hoot"
(after actor
Hoot Gibson)

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