I visited their grave

by switzr1 - 54 cards (Last updated on Oct. 28, 2017)


1. 1940 Play Ball #110 Tom Sunkel


I'll start with Tom Sunkel because he is the only one buried in my hometown of Paris, Illinois. Played several years in the majors despite only having sight in one eye. Went on to manage our Paris Lakers, first champions of the Midwest League.

2. 1909-11 The American Tobacco Company T206 White Border #NNO Mordecai Brown


Terre Haute, IN

I've been to nine Baseball HOF graves. Brown and the next eight.

3. 1980 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Series 1-15 #102 Pud Galvin


Pittsburgh, PA

Best known for his use of PEDs in the late 1800s. Specifically, injections of monkey testosterone.

6. 1933 Goudey #60 Waite Hoyt


Cincinnati, OH

9. 1887-90 Old Judge (N172) #426 Old Hoss Radbourne


Bloomington, IL

One of my favorite cards ever, just because it's so ridiculous.

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Oct. 23, 2017 - 9:50PM
Billy Kingsley

Wow, pretty impressive. I became a fan of cemetery researching when I went to find family members at the same cemetery my dad is in. Seeing the artistry on some of the early markers was pretty amazing. There's one with an 8 fot tall anchor, another carved into the shape of a tree stump, one a 12 foot tall cube. Just in my little hometown cemetery. It also got me started on Find-A-Grave, which is pretty much just the same as this site, but for cemeteries instead of cards. 

If you ever come out to visit FDR, let me know. It's about a half hour away from me, he's buried at his house. The only Presidential grave I've been to, and the only ones with cards, as Elenor is there as well.

Oct. 23, 2017 - 9:52PM
Billy Kingsley

One other thing...I always thought it would be cool to buy a classic hearse and drive that to the cemeteries when I am exploring them. There are hearse collectors out there.

I have been putting my cemetery photos on my website here: https://public.fotki.com/ElCaminoBilly/cemetery-images/ You can explore some in NY without leaving home, if you want to.

Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:06PM
C2Cigars

Cool list.

I'm a Find-A-Grave contributor.  I like fulfilling people's requests for marker pictures.  This is one of my favorite markers https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmpid=49390164&GRid=180566530&

Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:11PM
switzr1

Billy, I just hit two years as a Find A Grave member this month. I use it mostly for genealogy, but also enjoy finding sports figures and political/historical figures as well.  I'll certainly let you know if I make it out to FDR's.

I'll check out your link here in a while.

Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:19PM
switzr1

Interesting one there Chuck. I saw one last week with the simple quote, "I'm OK."

I fill a lot of photo requests as well, and should hit 2,000 total photos added by year's end, weather permitting.  Glad to see some others with similar interests.

Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:44PM
kcjays

Is the 1887 Sam Thompson playing the air guitar? 

Oct. 24, 2017 - 7:39AM
switzr1

I thought the same thing, kcjays!

Oct. 24, 2017 - 9:04AM
Vvvergeer

Wow. I've probably hit about half of these, but have failed to keep track. No Edgar Allan Poe? He's just up the road....

I LOVE the cards you've featured. And want all of them.

Thanks for sharing this.

v3

Oct. 24, 2017 - 11:39AM
switzr1

Thanks V3.  I tried to mix the sets up a little to keep things interesting.

I've thought of a few more that I will add tonight, if they have cards with scans.



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