Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Ponca City Dodgers on Globe baseball cards
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In the early 1950's baseball cards such as the ones shown for the 1952 Ponca City Dodgers were produced by the Globe Printing Company of Fresno, CA. These were used as advertising promotions for local businesses. The players in this set include Don Stewart, Morris Mack and Tony DeVelis. In 2009 Mack was living in South Dakota, Stewart in Canada. Devilis is deceased. Other photos from the Ponca City 1952 Ponca City Dodgers known to be in existence include: Boyd Bartley, Clyde Girrens, Russ Greenbush, Al Jarvis, Mike Ryan and Duke Stuart. Greenbush, Jarvis and Stuart are deceased. Stuart passed away in 1987 in Corte Madera, California, Jarvis drowned at Lake Ponca on May 28, 1958, while fishing, and Greenbush died October 26, 2006 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Other photos of former KOM League managers such as Frederick "Rip" Collins and Hershel Martin have been found. Collins managed the Independence Browns in 1952 and Martin piloted two ill-fated KOM League teams; the Bartlesville, OK and Pittsburg, KS Pirates. If anyone from any 1952 KOM League team recalls having a photo taken of this nature taken I'd love to hear from you. The name of the company producing the cards is not indicated anywhere on the card.
Posted by John G. Hall at 6:14 AM