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Jewish World Series MVPs

If he pitches in the 2013 World Series, Craig Breslow becomes the 24th Jewish Major Leaguer to play in the Fall Classic. In this post, JewishSportsCollectibles.com reviews some of the cards and memorabilia for Jewish World Series MVP winners Larry Sherry (1959), Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965) and Steve Yeager (1981).

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Glickman Documentary Pays Tribute to Sprinter, Broadcaster

Glickman, a documentary film that looks at the life and legacy of Marty Glickman, a towering figure in the world of both Olympic track and field and sportscasting, premiered recently on HBO. Collectors have access to a variety of Marty Glickman memorabilia.

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Jackie and the Jews: A Preview

The connections between Jackie Robinson and the Jewish people — on and off the field — are broader, deeper and more intimate than many know. Over the coming days, JewishSportsCollectibles.com will explore these connections — and the baseball memorabilia commemorating them — in a series of postings about Jackie Robinson and the Jews.

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AJHS ‘Night of Jewish Baseball’ Recap

A recap of the American Jewish Historical Society is hosting “A Night Of Jewish Baseball” on Wednesday, February 27, which included several Jewish baseball authors and former Jewish Major Leaguers.

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AJHS Hosting Night of Jewish Baseball

The American Jewish Historical Society is hosting “A Night Of Jewish Baseball” on Wednesday, February 27, with several Jewish baseball authors and former Jewish Major Leaguers slated to attend. The event is sold out and no additional tickets are available for purchase. But, for Jewish baseball enthusiasts and collectors fortunate enough to be able to go, the event promises to be exciting.

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Jewish World Series Heroes

As the 2013 World Series gets started, JewishSportsCollectibles.com reviews some of the cards and memorabilia for Jewish World Series MVP winners Larry Sherry (1959), Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965) and Steve Yeager (1981).

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Jewish Women of the AAGPBL

The 20th anniversary Blu-Ray edition of A League of Their Own, the 1992 hit film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the WWII women’s baseball league, was recently released. Three Jewish women — Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, Anita Foss, and Blanche Schachter — played in the AAGPBL. A fourth alumnae — Margaret Wigiser — is the child of an Orthodox Jewish father, although she doesn’t herself identify as Jewish. All of the women have baseball cards available to Jewish baseball collectors, and a host of other AAGPBL memorabilia exists.

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Adam Greenberg: One More At-Bat

Tonight, Adam Greenberg gets one more at bat! After his appearance with Team Israel in the WBC Qualifiers, the Miami Marlins signed the former Jewish Major Leaguer — who’s previous big league career consisted of being hit in the head by the first pitch he saw — to a one game contract. Greenberg has a variety of cards and memorabilia available to Jewish baseball collectors.

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Upcoming Book Review: Brandon Steiner, ‘You Gotta Have Balls’

Brandon Steiner — a Jewish kid from Brooklyn who overcame childhood poverty and combined his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for sports into a successful career — recently released his second book, “You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire.” JewishSportsCollectibles.com will publish a book review, and a profile of Steiner, in the coming weeks.

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