"Los Angeles baseball collector Seth Swirsky has found a creative way to put together a unique baseball collection."

Owen Edwards
GQ Magazine
June, 2000
 

"One of the most sustaining things about the baseball hobby is the realization that, in many cases, some of the most spectacular pieces of historic baseball memorabilia wind up in hands of remarkable people who seem more than worthy caretakers of the game’s treasures. Seth Swirsky would seem to fit nicely into that category."

T.S. O’Connell
Sports Collector’s Digest
June 23, 2000
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Memorabilia

Some of the pieces in this section of my baseball collection are quite special to me. Especially Tom Seaver's 1969 World Series jersey. Looking at it, I'm transported right back to the "hot-fun-in-the-summertime" of 1969 when the Miracle Mets beat out the Cubs and, then, beat the heavily favored Orioles to win it all.

There's a long running show called This Week In Baseball that shows the lighter side of baseball, namely, the best bloopers of the week. They rated, as their #1 blooper of all time, the play during which a long fly ball bounced off right fielder Jose Canseco's head and over the outfield wall for a home run. Check out the cap that Canseco wore during that play.

Dizzy Dean and Billy Martin were two of baseball's most colorful characters. Check out the last glove that Dean used in his Hall of Fame career and the glove that Martin used to make a diving catch of Jackie Robinson's towering pop up to win the 1952 World Series.

Or, view Jackie Robinson's personal Brooklyn Dodgers luggage tag, while keeping in mind that, in his day, African-American players weren't allowed in the same hotels as the white players.


Related links:

Read my baseball poem, Mulrooney On The Hill, illustrated by former pitcher Bob Tewksbury.

Listen to my song There's Nothing Like The Game of Baseball.

See my 3 books: Baseball Letters, Every Pitcher Tells A Story, and Something to Write Home About.

Hear Hall of Famer Ernie Banks describe how he came up with his famous phrase "Let's Play Two".

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