Sunday, February 17, 2013
Gimme Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks (Cards)
a blog here to showcase my small collection of vintage baseball cards--mainly from 1880s to 1920. Since I am highlighting the "artiness" of these objects from back in the day, it was gratifying to get a shout out on Twitter this morning from none other than the executive editor of Art News! Hell, these little slices of cardboard life do hang in a special gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I even went to a concert there last year in tribute to them, featuring Peter Buck of REM.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch