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Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card Set

April 16, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Of the 142 professional baseball players who lost their lives during World War II, I doubt any of them ever appeared on a baseball card. This got me thinking about how nice it would be to create cards for each of them and I have to admit I have taken my inspiration from Gary Cieradkowski’s wonderful Infinite Baseball Card Set.

I have produced card fronts for about 30 of the players so far and I’m now working on the reverse sides. Here are the first three. I’d love to hear what you think.

Baseball's Dead of World War II (McFarland 2010)


6 Responses to “Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card Set”
  1. Rich Applegate says:

    I believe it will be a worthwhile project to honor these men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Will look forward to your development of the project.

  2. Eric says:

    I love this idea. It’s a great way to learn about our history and not only just baseball but WWII as well. The cards look great too.

  3. Hi Rich and Eric. Thanks for your kind words regarding the Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card set. It really is time MLB honored these guys in some way. Perhaps they could get involved with this card set? In the meantime I’ll continue producing more. Keep an eye out for future posts on

    Gary Bedingfield

  4. Andrew says:

    What a great idea! I am surprised it hasn’t been done before. Do it right you might develop a collectable that could be worth something some day. Good luck, I look forward to the end product.

  5. Cliff Gray says:

    I think this is a great idea. I agree MLB should be involved to give honor to those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.


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