Sunday, March 2, 2008


It was into the archives for this postcard of Roy Campanella, one of the "Boys of Summer", as the Brooklyn Dodgers came to be known. "Campy" was the first black catcher to play in the majors. He should have played, wanted to play for his hometown team, the Phillies, but that's a story for another day. During his 10-year career, he was a three-time National League MVP. The card was part of the slugger series issued a couple of years ago by the US postal service.