From the expression on the faces of these caricatures, it would seem as though Bob Lemon, at top third from right, is the only player getting a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking from grumpy Boston Red Sox manager, Mike Higgins, top second from left. Hope Bob cheers up in time to Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
A 12″x18″ print of this signature illustration,without the Christmas symbols, on heavy stock suitable for framing, is available from the Mickey Vernon Museum. Stop into the museum on the second floor of the Granite Run Mall, near Boscov’s, or our website www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com.
WHAT’S YOUR VINTAGE SPORTS MEMORABILIA WORTH?
Once again Ron Oser and The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum are joining forces to help you answer that nagging question of “I wonder how much my Sports Memorabilia is worth?” If you have an item or collection that could have moderate or considerable value, bring it to the Mickey Vernon Museum to have a knowledgeable estimate of your sport treasure’s worth be given to you.
Ron is a leading expert from the east coast offices of Huggins & Scott (one of the country’s leading sports memorabilia auction houses located in Silver Spring, Md.), will be on site at the museum on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm to share with you his thirty years of experience in the sports collectibles field. Whether you have sports cards, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, game used jerseys and equipment, or any other sports related pieces from the 1880s to 1980s. Ron specializes in giving a fair and realistic estimate of the current market value of any sports memorabilia that you have. He estimates that the value of the items presented to him for evaluation by individuals who visited the museum in 2014 had a total value of over $100,000. He was so impressed with the quality and significance of the items presented that he looks forward to offering his services in 2015. For anyone interested, RON WILL BE ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENT ITEMS FOR HUGGINS & SCOTT UPCOMING FEBRUARY 2015 AUCTION.
The will be no charge for the estimates as a courtesy of The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, which is located in the Granite Run Mall 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063. For more information, visit our website www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com or call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books by and about Delaware County Sports Legends
People familiar with Delaware County’s Sports Heritage are well aware of the achievements of County athletes and coaches. However, it might come as a surprise that many of these same individuals are also authors. Among this group are:
Jimmy Dykes, the only baseball major league player to play for over 20 years and manage for over 20 years in the big leagues.
Emlen Tunnell, first African American to be elected to football’s Hall of Fame.
Jack Ramsay, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Jack McKinney, NBA coach of the year and Phil Martelli are all St. Joseph University basketball coaches turned authors.
Two more basketball coaches–“Bo” Ryan and Theresa Grentz–are as current as you get, with Bo having coached the University of Wisconsin Basketball team to the 2014 final four and Theresa being elected in 2014 to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Vince Papale of Invicible lore, Joe Klecko and Joe Fields are three football stars with books to their credit.
Rich Westcott has written 24 books, including Mickey Vernon The Gentleman First Baseman.
Rich Pagano has published a recent book on fight promoter Baron Dougherty.
Colleen Hroncich, Danny Murtaugh’s granddaughter has authored his biography.
Ray Didinger has compiled a New Eagles Encyclopedia that is soon to be released.
Books by these authors are among the many included in an exhibit slated to open in mid-October at the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum. The museum is located in the Granite Run Mall, on the second floor near Boscov’s. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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Books in the Athletes and Authors Exhibit