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What’s The Matter With Carl Sawatski? — Guest Essay by Jon Sindell

1964 Topps - [Base] #24 - Carl Sawatski [NM] - Courtesy of COMC.com
As a kid I loved baseball cards and the men pictured on them. This oriented my attitude towards race in a positive direction. To me, the black players on my cards, such as Mays, Aaron, Brock, and Banks, were not black at all—just as the white ballplayers weren’t white. They were all simply Giants, Braves, Cardinals, and Cubs. And I loved all players with all my heart. Continue Reading