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Ford Frick
(b. December 19, 1894 - d. April 8, 1978)
Ford Frick served as Babe Ruth's ghost writer before being named NL President in 1934. In 1951, he was elected Commissioner. During his executive tenure he helped establish the Hall of Fame, supported Branch Rickey's signing of Jackie Robinson, and presided over baseball's busiest period of expansion before retiring.
Inducted in 1970
1949 Eureka Sportstamps Ford Frick #2 PSA 9 MINT
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Comments: I chose the 1959 Topps for Frick's mugshot, when I purchased a PSA 6 card on eBay in October, 2003. I upgraded to a PSA 7 in April, 2005 with another eBay win. I sold it. Then, I won another PSA 7 in November, 2005. In July, 2008 I decided to go with another issue for Frick and picked the 1949 Eureka Stamps when I picked up a raw example on eBay. The card was submitted to PSA and graded VG-EX. I upgraded to a PSA 6 with an eBay win in October, 2008. In June, 2010 I scored another upgrade, to a PSA 7, with another auction win. Just three weeks later I was shocked when this PSA 9 popped up on the bay from seller 4 Sharp Corners. I won the card for $57.28 delivered - boo yah!
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1949
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Eureka Sportstamps
Country: United States
Description: The commissioner of baseball, president of the National League and 198 N.L. players are included in this issue. The stamps were issued on team sheets measuring 7-1/2" X 10", with individual stamps measuring 1-1/2" X 2". An album issued with the set provided short player biographies. The stamps feature coloried posed player action photos. At bottom is a yellow strip with the player's name, stamp number and copyright line. Stamps are numbered alphabetically within teams.