April 22, 2010

Luke Easter

Although probably not a good feeling to have on Easter, I was having some serious green-eyed envy of Cardboard Junkie's 1953 Luke Easter card so I went and found my own from the next year's set:

1954 Topps #23 Luke Easter

How exactly do you find out if you are one of the best softball players in the country?

2 comments:

Collective Troll said...

Topps referenced Negro League ball in different ways. They called it semipro ball and also softball. From what I have read, that is what they are referring to on this card. I REALLY like that card. Luke Easter was amazing! To imagine if he played in the big leagues throughout his entire career. I think he was in his mid-30s when he broke in with Cleveland. When I was working with Curt Blefary he cited Easter as his biggest influence in the game. Great player, great coach. What a horrible end to a great life. I have ZERO sympathy for his murderers. May they rot in hell.

Matt F. said...

I had never heard that CT. I'm trying to do some research on that...do you have a good source for that or remember where you say that about the use of "softball" or "semipro"?