Rube Foster Baseball Card
He was elected to the baseball hall of fame in 1981.
Rube foster baseball card. A 1972 topps tom seaver card number 445 has a book value of about 3000 in nearmint mint condition. Andrew rube foster september 17 1879 december 9 1930 was an american baseball player manager and executive in the negro leagues. The negro national league the first long lasting professional league for black ballplayers operated until 1931. The magnets are based on the artwork of graig kreindler the painter of the national pastime.
Rube foster is part of our initial release of magnet cards depicting negro league greats. Foster who was rated as one of the best african american pitcher of the early 1900s was elected to the baseball hall of fame by the veterans committee in 1981. He was the first representative of the negro leagues elected as a pioneer or executive. Find great deals on ebay for rube foster baseball cards.
Professionally graded cards will sell for more. The magnets are based on the artwork of graig kreindler the painter of the national pastime. In recognition of his contributions to baseball foster was voted into the national baseball hall of fame in 1981. Rube fosters career covered the entire spectrum of baseball participation from the playing field to the front office and he excelled at each level.
The original artwork on which the magnets are based will be on display at the negro leagues baseball museum nlbm from february 1 may 31 2020 in celebration of the centennial of the founding of the negro national league. Foster himself said that if it hadnt been for playing ball and living outdoors i dont suppose id be here today 4 physicians during fosters childhood indeed felt that spending time outdoors was the only way to avoid catching tuberculosis a belief that only affirmed fosters interest in baseball.
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