This is the last of the test copies of the Premier Edition of 21: The Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball. This was one of two test issues of 21 I produced before settling on the current configuration that was used for the 2017 Spring Edition. This unedited prototype issue has 20 pages featuring 14 original illustrations and stories. The prototype issue’s theme is “Jewish Baseball Pioneers and Stars” exploring the contribution Jewish players have made to the history of the game. Sure there’s Moe Berg, Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax in this issue, but I also tried to bring you players you might not be that familiar with, after all, isn’t that what you’ve come to expect from the Infinite Baseball Card Set blog?
The journal is printed on glossy card stock and the illustrations are printed front and back, in eye-catching full color.
Please Note that this is an unedited prototype – there’s tons of grammatical errors and misspellings. This prototype was also produced with the idea that the cards could be cut out, so the fronts and backs are printed in a way that made the text very awkward – hey, that’s why this is called a prototype!
The players featured and illustrated are as follows:
Lipman Pike - 1866 Philadelphia Athletics Jake Atz - 1902 New Orleans Pelicans Abel Kiviat - 1912 Olympics Guy Zinn - 1914 Baltimore Terrapins Al Schacht - 1919 Jersey City Skeeters Mose Solomon - 1923 Hutchinson Wheat Shockers Jimmie Reese - 1927 Oakland Oaks Hank Greenberg - 1929 Brooklyn Bay Parkways Coon Rosen - 1934 Friedman Boosters Moe Berg - 1934 Major League All-Stars Moe Franklin - 1946 Tampico Alijadores Sam Nahem - 1946 Brooklyn Bushwicks Mickey Rutner - 1950 Toronto Maple Leafs Sandy Koufax - 1953 Coney Island Parkviews