(Only 600 - Available)
001 of 600
Our first collection offered to the public contains 60 cards (1 roster & 54 personally autographed* Negro Leagues Baseball Veterans) presented within a handcrafted BLC Logo branded 11"x11" box wrapped in faux leather. Certificate of Authenticity is presented within a very special Baseball in Living Color storybook photo presentation.
001 of 600 also includes one of the first five inaugural 10-year commemorative rings made (size 13), an un-cut foil stamped press-sheet autographed by Pedro Sierra - BLC's first NLB Living Legend, an 8x12 Senior Line-up photo presentation, and a Congressional Resolution document.
*In several cases, the NLB Living Legend appearing on the trading card had either perished or had become physically incapable of personally autographing their cards - in these instances, a foil stamped version of the Legends autograph, created during the printing process, was inserted in its place. Therefore the total number of personal autographs contained within the 600 collections range from a high of 54 in the earlier numbered sets to a low of 49 in the latter.
002 of 600 through 010 of 600 containing 60 cards (1 roster & 54 personally autographed* Negro Leagues Baseball Veterans) is presented within a handcrafted BLC Logo branded wood box. Certificate of Authenticity is presented within a very special Baseball in Living Color storybook photo presentation.
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Orders for the collector sets numbered 011 of 600 to 100 of 600 are being taken now!
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Set numbers are assigned in descending sequence (as paypal confirmation notices are received).
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$2,550.00 Each - shipping included
Note: Trading Card Presentation Boxes are made in America (by hand - right in our shop) - therefore the collector set will be shipped when the box is completed (Shipped in approximately 6-8 weeks).
This commemorative ring was co-designed by Baseball in Living Color President, Jim Burgess and ex-Major League Baseball player, international baseball coach and jewelry designer/manufacturer Larry Olenberger. It is made of rhodium-plated sterling silver and holds two black onyx and four cubic zirconium stones. It features our Baseball in Living Color logo [displaying patriotism within 5 stars (one for each decade touched by Negro Leagues Baseball), (uniform) pin-stripes and baseball laces] on one side of the ring and a tribute to our 59 participating Negro Leagues Baseball Veterans on the other.
3) poster-cut press sheets with foil stamped signatures. (Not for sale)
The photograph that we offer is completely original. It is a meaningful compilation of pictures that offers great insight to Negro Leagues Baseball and the men that fill our program roster.
The men that appear in this picture are some of our programs oldest members. Their careers spanned from mid 1920’s through mid 1940’s. Their effort in the early days of the Negro Leagues established a venue to which younger men of color could aspire. Rickwood Field (in the background) is the oldest active ball field in America and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This field was in fact a “Field of Dreams” for the men whose dreams of playing professional baseball were fulfilled by reaching the roster of the segregated ball clubs that played here. The baseball cards that fill the skyline represent the remaining men of our program - each of whom shares a significant part in Negro Leagues Baseball’s monumental effort to integrate Major League Baseball.