"Jay it sounds to me like you are in the very early stages of being addicted to checker memorabilia. If not treated soon it may become a very serious addiction indeed--and at the present time there is no known cure for it. "Mr. Checkers
Yes, it sure does seem that way
But, it was planned that way. I gave up my pursuance of memorabilia, and of the game itself, ( meaning studying and trying to improve as a player,mail play, and problem solving, etc.) a long time ago, as my children were growing, I was jumping around jobs alot, was playing in several different musical bands, was filling alot of the holes in my comic book collection,etc., etc...... but I also knew that some day, as I got a little older, I would return. I never really was "completely gone", as I kept my ear to the ground thru my friendship with Earl Hangen, and he would always keep me posted on things, and he always kept sending me his "Wood's Ladder Report", which he would mail out to mail players,
( and anyone else who asked for it)....Does anybody else remember his WLR's. Little gems.....usually 4 pages, packed with as much as he could put into it...!!!
"My copy of Kear's Encyclopedia has Leonard G. Friel's signature, dated October 31, 1950 - "All corrections and improvements in supplement have been printed in text"
_________________ WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT !!!!
Jump on board and post it !!!!
"Three cover pages in my Denvir's I have 3 pages with some great autographs. I obtained the book from Milo Valdez whom many of you might remember from tournaments in the 70s and 80s. After Milo's death, his widow Mary presented me with some of his books. This book was originally owned by Byron Bonner who was the Colorado champion 60 years ago."
EXCELLENT POST !!!!! What a piece...!!!!! Thanx for posting.....
Seriously, I could look at this stuff all day.