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Old 05-16-2017, 05:15 PM
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Amazing. the way the trip is chronicled, I can just imagine the sense of wonder and amazement of a 9 year old boy coming from the corn fields of Iowa to go to New york and hang out with the biggest celebrity of the day. No TV no Internet, everything must have seen like it was whole other world.
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Hey guys thanks for your interest, it truly is amazing what the internet can do. Mark and I have exchanged pictures, I think we both found something well both really be able to appreciate. If any of you are interested Ill give you a short synopsis on the whole story. My Grandfather was 13 and living in Toronto when he won the contest to meet Babe Ruth in New York. My great Grandmother was the mastermind behind his plan to send in multiple entries. When she received the telegram saying my Grandfather won, she went to find him outside and was running over a hill and yelling the news. There were 4 kids in the family and his 16 year old brother was the lucky one chosen to be the chaperone on the trip. I dont think anyone would let that happen today. Here are some copies of the pictures that we have of my Grandfather.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:30 PM
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Hey guys thanks for your interest, it truly is amazing what the internet can do. Mark and I have exchanged pictures, I think we both found something well both really be able to appreciate. If any of you are interested Ill give you a short synopsis on the whole story. My Grandfather was 13 and living in Toronto when he won the contest to meet Babe Ruth in New York. My great Grandmother was the mastermind behind his plan to send in multiple entries. When she received the telegram saying my Grandfather won, she went to find him outside and was running over a hill and yelling the news. There were 4 kids in the family and his 16 year old brother was the lucky one chosen to be the chaperone on the trip. I dont think anyone would let that happen today. Here are some copies of the pictures that we have of my Grandfather.
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Those pictures are amazing, thank you for posting them.
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Those pictures are amazing, thank you for posting them.
Agreed! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Very nice Peter. It's great to see us connect with history as that is what collecting is all about.
Glad I could help give you guys some additional information.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:02 AM
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Speechless! Wow! And how awesome that it brought Mark and Peter to connect in this way! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:41 AM
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The responsibility of protecting an event left behind in ephemeral is often lost. But, when a collector assumes custodial responsibility the memories live on. Thank You for keeping a wonderful story alive !!! Please visit my web site www.1939baseball.com All the Best Steve
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a great story and find...that got even better! How cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Fantastic thread!
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Just read this all the way through. Awesome stuff and a connection too. !!!
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