Category: Sportscasters & Announcers

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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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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Auction Preview: Hunt Auctions

Hunt Auctions’ May Internet/Phone auction features an event program from the 1959 B’Nai B’Rith Annual Awards Dinner signed by Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Jewish football Hall of Famer Benny Friedman and and Olympian Jesse Owens. The auction also includes numerous Jewish baseball lots.

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Auction Preview: Robert Edward Auctions

A Robert Edward Auctions’ catalog is a collectible in its own right — lavishly illustrated with beautifully written and deeply researched descriptions. Many of the items up for bid in an REA auction are the stuff of dreams. The current auction includes a T206 Honus Wagner, a 1923 Babe Ruth bat, a book signed by Alexander J. Cartwright, a collection of 1860s carte de viste (CDV) baseball cards — and numerous lots that might be of interest to collectors of Jewish baseball cards, autographs and memorabilia.

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Joe Ginsberg & The 50th Anniversary of the Mets’ First Game

April 11 marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Mets’ first game in 1962, against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Former Jewish Major Leaguer Myron Nathan “Joe” Ginsberg was behind the plate that day. JewishSportsCollectibles looks back, and offers a review of Ginsberg’s cards and memorabilia.

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Jewish World Series MVP Profile: Sandy Koufax offers a look at some of Sandy Koufax’s collectibles, one of three Jewish players to win the World Series’ Most Valuable Player Award during the 55-year history of honor. The others include Larry Sherry (1959) and Steve Yeager (1981).

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Ryan Braun Latest MOT To Make SI Cover

Ryan Braun appears on the cover of the August 29 Sports Illustrated. The Jewish Major Leaguer is the latest MOT to make the cover of SI. Check out the list of other Jewish athletes (and others) who’ve made the front page of the sports magazine.

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