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Old 01-20-2004, 06:33 PM
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Posted By: Scott

No, not the movie..

Thought I would share another piece of my collection that I don't believe is too common.

I'm not a huge baseball guide collector but I did happen across this many years back.

I am told that its missing its cover but I've never seen another to compare it with so who knows...

Enjoy!

Scott

Bull Durham Front
Bull Durham Inside

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Old 01-20-2004, 06:46 PM
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Posted By: Scott

Just to share a little more about this guide.. my favorite section is a couple of pages describing Bull Durham Tobacco Companies "Hit the Bull" contest which they sponsered across various minor league ball parks.

They put up bull shaped advertising signs and offered
$50.00 to each player who hit a home run off of their sign as well as 5 pounds of their product to any player who hit a home run in one of the parks where the sign was displayed.

The company reports having given out $700.00 to players hitting the bull for the 1909 season which was a decent sum Im sure for the time but I imagine they made out quite nicely with all of the advertising and excitement this must have generated at the ballparks.

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Old 01-21-2004, 06:44 AM
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Posted By: Eric Angyal

Anybody know the scoop on his name?

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Old 01-21-2004, 07:21 AM
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Posted By: John(z28jd)

Bull Durham from the T206 sets actual name was Louis Rapheal Staub.Ive never read anywhere,where it said how he got his name,just how good a pitcher he was in the minors and apparently he was a pretty good actor after his baseball days were over.Its just a guess but he probably got the nickname from the tobacco that bears the same name,that would only make sense

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Old 01-21-2004, 09:04 AM
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Posted By: Lee Behrens

What is up with this price?

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Old 01-21-2004, 09:49 AM
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Posted By: runscott

They were published only in 1910 and 1911, and were offered for a nickel by the Bull Durham tobacco company. Although more difficult to locate than Spaldings, there was one on ebay this week (with a cover) and I see them in major auctions 2-3 times per year. They usually sell for about 2-3 X what Spaldings go for. Very colorful covers and very similar format to the Spalding guides.

Bob Crestohl sells a guide that has these and most of the other t206-era publications listed, but it's old and the prices are out of date - still, a handy item for guide collectors.

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Old 01-21-2004, 12:22 PM
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Bull Durham
Louis Raphael Durham
born Louis Raphael Staub

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 5' 10"
Debut September 15, 1904
Born June 27, 1877 in New Oxford, PA
Died June 28, 1960 in Bentley, KS


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Old 01-21-2004, 01:45 PM
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Posted By: Jimmy Scott Elkins

Regarding the price on the SCD 3 Durham! Hell, I didn't get that much out of a VG example I sold with a blank back a few years ago! Maybe we are all collecting the wrong cards??? - Don't go after the Cobbs, Jackson, and Matty's - go after the Bull!

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Old 01-21-2004, 03:23 PM
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Posted By: Scott

I found a site that is selling the guide and it has the original cover that I'm missing...

Boy, you are right runscott... the cover is very nice. Wish I still had it to go with mine!

Enjoy,

Scott

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Old 01-21-2004, 03:26 PM
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Posted By: Scott

If you click on the link I found to one for sale with the original cover(post above this one), you'll see a nice picture of the bull advertising sign I mentioned at the beginning of the thread....

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Posted By: Julie

but your guide appears to be in better condition otherwise. I wonder how many batters hit the bull!

Are you going to post a tiny, tiny Radbourne flipping the bird for me? I guess--somehow--the scan got very big--i don't understand, because the rest of my Old Judge scans are about twice Old Judge size. Can you ensmallen it?

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Posted By: Scott

I took Radbourne off of his steroids... Its at the same link but in the new and improved compact size!

Mini Radbourne flipping the bird

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Posted By: Lee Behrens

I have Ken Burnes "Baseball" book and it has a nice team photo in it with him flying the bird, he obviously enjoyed doing it.

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:08 AM
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Posted By: Julie

from SABR, on page 52, he's doing the same in a photo of the Beaneaters and New York, 1886. Maybe he liked to show off his extraordinarily long fingers! It's so nice how he has his other hand on a teammate's shoulder (who's smiling at the attention)!

This book contains literally hundreds of fine photos of 19th century teams, individual players and a few cards as well, starting with the 1848 daguerreotype of six members of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York. My edition is about worn out; maybe I can order a new one.

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Posted By: Julie

and it's out of print! GRAM.

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