Jan 02

Mickey makes the Majors

Mickey Vernon died on September 24, 2008.  Two months before he died, he and I were taking a trip to the Philadelphia A’s Historical Society to visit his old friend Ernie Montella the executive director.  While in the car, I asked him to proof read a card set that we were producing to celebrate his baseball career.  I was happy when Mickey gave his stamp of approval to the project and was glad to have the chance to correct two mistakes that he found.  Of course, neither of us realized at the time that two months later the cards would become a commemorative set of his life in baseball.

To the left is the first card of a twelve-piece set that we now have available at our museum.  Mark Hornbaker  has requested that we save a limited number of fifty sets for his readers.  The complete set can be obtained by sending a check for ten dollars, postage included,  to the Mickey Vernon Museum at One Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford PA 19317.  Make your check out to the Mickey Vernon Museum, and be sure to include your return address.  The sets can also be obtained through pay pal via our website at www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com.   For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.

The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, located in Delaware County, PA,  is a non-profit museum with the purpose of celebrating the life and career of Mickey himself and the athletes of his home county.  It is funded strictly by donations.