Postcard of Buck Leonard Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

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Created by
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, American, founded 1936
Printed by
Curt Teich & Company, 1898 - 1978
Subject of
Leonard, Walter Fenner "Buck", American, 1907 - 1997
Homestead Grays, American, 1912 - 1950
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (13.8 x 8.7 cm)
Type
postcards
Place depicted
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1972
Description
Postcard featuring a photograph of a brass plaque on a yellow background. Handwritten in faded black ink at the top of the card is "Walter F. Buck Leonard." The plaque has a depiction of Leonard in a baseball uniform. Under the portrait is the text, "WALTER FENNER LEONARD / "BUCK" / NEGRO LEAGUES 1933 - 1950." 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 / Walter F. (Buck) Leonard / Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974 / 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.
Topic
African American
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
2012.172.21.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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