Heading off to Birmingham Alabama this morning to watch the Houston Cougars take on Vanderbilt on Saturday. Hope the Coogs win but we are planning a fun trip no matter what. Have a side trip planned for Vicksburg, Mississippi later today to take in some Civil War sites.
I don't have a card that references Vicksburg but I do have this coin in my State Park quarters collection:
I've never been to Birmingham although I've been through Alabama many times, usually Mobile and Foley. Just for the heck of it I checked Wikipedia for a list of athletes who are natives of Birmingham. I have cards of several of them including Willie Mays whose '59 All Star card is up top.
Olympic great (and fellow Houston Alum!) Carl Lewis.
Carl attends many UH events and we were both at a tailgate party earlier this football season. He was very gracious and enjoyed talking football.
Satchel Paige. This is a Bob Lemke custom of Paige done in '1952 Topps style.
NASCAR broadcaster and former crew chief Larry McReynolds: