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June 4, 2012

More Vintage Sports Press Badges and Press Passes – 1940 Major League All-Star Game and More!

By RetroRuth

So, I promised you more of the press badges from my grandfather’s collection, and here they are!

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If you missed my last post on this, my Grandpa Art worked for the Associated Press in the darkroom and as a photographer. He had an enormous collection of famous photographs and memorabilia from Chicago from 1938 to about 1960 when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and had to stop working.

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A lot of his memorabilia was destroyed when my parents had a flood at there house a few years ago, but on a recent trip to their house I found these vintage passes in a cigar box!

So, enjoy! There is one more set coming up next week as I finish scanning them in. Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions for displaying this collection, let me know!

 

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“This badge is positively not Transferable and will not be honored if presented by a woman or child.”

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5 Responses to More Vintage Sports Press Badges and Press Passes – 1940 Major League All-Star Game and More!

  1. Sherree Reply

    June 4, 2012 at 8:06 am

    What a wonderful collection you have; such a nice reminder of your Grandpa. I also had a “Grandpa Art”. He owned an insulation/roofing company and was a pilot 🙂
    My oldest son was a journalist/editor for a local newspaper sports department. He thought it was silly to save press passes and programs from professional sporting events; I told him someday someone would love to have them. So glad your Grandpa saved his!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Sherree!! Your “Grandpa Art” was a pilot? How thrilling!

      And you are right, people do appreciate the press passes!

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    June 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    These are really just amazing Ruth, so glad some of them survived!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Me too, Sara! I am so happy they made it!

  3. Andrea Reply

    June 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    These are too cool! I do get a kick out of the pass not being honored if presented by a woman or a child, heh!

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