The Infinite Baseball Card Set is a never-ending card set of baseball’s forgotten heroes: Negro League legends, barnstorming mercenaries, semi-pro sluggers, blacklisted bums, foreign phenoms, bush league oddballs, and the famous before they were famous.

Roy “Tex” Sanner: The Houma Houdini

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Roy “Tex” Sanner’s 1948 minor league season was one for the ages: winning 21 games while also taking home the Triple Crown for batting. So why did Tex Sanner not appear in a single major league game? […]

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Felton Snow Card and a Uniform Mystery Solved!

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On Friday, September 2, 2022 the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds AAA) and SABR will honor the Negro Leagues and Felton “Skipper” Snow. Here’s the story of the baseball card I did of Felton Snow and the solving of a Blackball uniform mystery… […]

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Steve Bilko: The Legend of Stout Steve

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The energy-sapping weight loss programs the St. Louis Cardinals’ coaches insisted on seemed to block any success Steve Bilko hoped to achieve in baseball – that is until a minor league manager left him alone to do what he did best: hit the ball. […]

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Meet Me in Baltimore!

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Come talk baseball with me in my first in-person book signing in what seems like decades! […]

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Pythias Russ: The Negro Leagues’ Forgotten Thoroughbred

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While most fans know of Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, there are still some fantastically talented players who, for some reason or another, have been completely left out of the history of the Negro Leagues. You are about to meet one of them… […]

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Minnie Miñoso: Cuba to Cooperstown via the Negro Leagues

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When the teenage Orestes Miñoso approached the manager of the Ambrosia Candy Company baseball team for a tryout, little did he know that it would be the beginning of a career that would span four countries and last seven decades. […]

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Emory Titman: The Biggest Fan

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In 1913, millionaire Emory Titman was told by his doctor he had 12 months to live. Pledging to live life to its fullest, Emory set about spending every last nickel on banquets, boxing, broads, and his favorite, BASEBALL! […]

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Jimmy Bonna: Uncovering Japan’s first Black ballplayer

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Since 1952, it had been accepted that Johnny Britton and Jimmie Newberry were the first Black ballplayers to play pro baseball in Japan – that is until an all-star team of researchers rediscovered the mysterious Jimmy Bonna… […]

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Jim Bunning: A Perfect Father’s Day

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What’s a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than throwing a no-hit COMPLETE GAME? Phillies ace Jim Bunning did just that back in 1964… […]

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Mickey Stubblefield: Lil’ Satchel Integrates the Kitty League

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When Jackie Robinson integrated the International League in 1946, there were 52 minor leagues operating in North America. It was up to 51 other strong individuals to be the first in the other 51 leagues. Mickey Stubblefield was one of them. […]

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