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.

Big Fred Toney: Baseball’s Real “Iron Man”

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Since the 1990s, Cal Ripken Jr. has been called baseball’s “Iron Man.” But, decades before Cal, another ballplayer earned that moniker for several feats of endurance that will never be equaled as long as the game is played. […]

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Eddie Grant: Memorial Day

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Among the 53,402 Americans who died in World War I was the New York Giants beloved third baseman, Eddie Grant. Although he was in his thirties, Grant volunteered for the infantry and was killed in action leading his men into the Argonne Forest in an attempt to rescue the famed “Lost Battalion.” […]

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Sam Kau: Memorial Day

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When you’re outside this weekend, and hear the sweet “slap” of a ball hitting the well-worn leather of a glove, give a little silent thanks to Sam Kau and all the other Americans who gave their lives over the past 245 years to keep this nation safe and secure. […]

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Bill Niemeyer: Memorial Day

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The boys of G Company probably didn’t care much about the reason why the Germans still fought them tooth and nail, but each man had had his life interrupted and shipped halfway around the globe to stop an evil that was threatening to swallow the whole world. […]

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New Work: Cover of “This Never Happened”

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This week I show you how I designed the cover for a new novel based on the death of Christy Mathewson called “This Never Happened.” […]

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Another New Series of T-Shirts

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I had a pretty good response when I posted my last piece on the apparel work that have done in the past, so I figured I’d show off my latest line of original minor league t-shirts […]

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Luis Olmo: Kidnapping, safe houses, and other minor league hijinx

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As one of the first Puerto Ricans to play in the minors, Luis Olmo knew he’d face many obstacles – but he had no idea they would include kidnapping, a Harlem safe house and contract hijinx by the most powerful men in the game. […]

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Paul Derringer: Highs and Lows

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One of the only players that bridged the eras of the lousy and great Reds of the 1930s was starting pitcher Paul Derringer. This guy has to be one of the top players in any discussion of the “Hall of Very Good” category. […]

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Johnny Pomorski: Chesty’s Last Stand

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Johnny Pomorski’s career started out with high expectations. Yet, as so often happens, things just didn’t work out as they were supposed to. But at the age of 42, Johnny was handed one last chance to shine… […]

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The 7 Major Leagues

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MLB’s recent “promotion” of seven Negro Leagues to “major league” led to my collaboration with TeamBrown Apparel to create a shirt commemorating each of the seven leagues. In addition to unveiling the collection, I’ll show you some of the other work I do for Ebbets Field Flannels and TeamBrown. […]

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