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Rube Foster
(b. September 17, 1879 - d. December 9, 1930)
As a star pitcher for a number of early black teams, and later as the first president of the Negro National League, Rube Foster earned his title of "Father of Black Baseball." Foster's efforts in organizing the NNl gave black baseball needed stability. He in effect saved the Negro League and made it a popular game.
Inducted in 1981
1981 Perez-Steele Rube Foster #174 PSA 10 GEM MT
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Comments: I purchased my first Perez-Steele Hulbert postcard on eBay in December, 2004 (along with a Rube Foster, Larry MacPhail, Frank Selee, Bill Veeck, Lee MacPhail, Tom Yawkey, and Bill Foster) from seller 2551. The card was submitted to PSA and graded MINT 9 in October, 2005. In November, 2011 a bunch of PSA 10 Perez-Steeles popped up on the bay from seller 4 Sharp Corners as Buy It Nows. I won this GEM MT Hulbert along with Pud Galvin, Rube Foster, Willie Wells, Joe Rogan, and Joe Williams.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1981
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Perez-Steele
Country: United States
Description: In 1980, Perez-Steele Galleries of Ft. Washington, Pa., produced the first in a series of limited-edition (10,000 each) postcards devoted to members of the Hall of Fame. The company updates its series regularly to add new inductees. The 3-1/2" X 5-1/2" cards feature color portrait and smaller sepia action watercolor paintings by Dick Perez. Decorative postcard backs have a few words about the player, card and series number and individual set number from within the edition of 10,000. Cards were sold in series only, in a color-coded box which includes a checklist.