Postcard of Judy Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

Created by
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, American, founded 1936
Printed by
Curt Teich & Company, 1898 - 1978
Subject of
Johnson, William Julius, American, 1899 - 1989
Signed by
Johnson, William Julius, American, 1899 - 1989
Date
1975
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (13.8 x 8.7 cm)
Description
Postcard featuring a photograph of a brass plaque on a yellow background. Handwritten in blue ink at the top of the card is "Best Wishes Judy Johnson." The plaque has a depiction of Johnson in a baseball uniform. Under the portrait is the text, "WILLIAM JULIUS JOHNSON / "JUDY" / NEGRO LEAGUES 1923 - 1937." The back of the postcard is unused. Preprinted green text at the top reads: [National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum / Cooperstown, New York / plaque of / William Julius (Judy) Johnson / Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame 1975 / Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues] next to that text at the top is stamp box. Below the stamp box additional green text reads: [Post Card]. The back also publishing information and an inscription of the letter [N]. There are also two pieces of tape on the far right edge of the back of the postcard.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place depicted
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
postcards
Topic
Athletes
Baseball
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number
2012.172.21.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5df6e1a7d-5964-4e43-b8e5-ee139ae80f6d
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