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Bronzed Heroes – Johnny “Red” Kerr

Yesterday (as well as right now probably thanks to autopost) I spent some time in the United Center for the NCAA Tournament. As you walk in the main Madison Avenue entrance a statue of Johnny Kerr greets you. As a young man growing up watching the Bulls Johnny was as much of a part of the experience as Michael Jordan was. He was the voice behind the broadcasts. I also enjoyed listening to him, and was sorry to hear of his passing. (more…)

1985 Topps – Harry Caray

Harry was also going to be part of the announcer day that I had planned for the set. The former Sox and Cub announcer is a Chicago icon. I am not sure how long it will be before he loses steam in Chicago. At some point the younger fans won’t have lived through his broadcasts to know how entertaining he could be. (more…)

1985 Topps – Jack Buck

Jack was an institution in St. Louis. He did a lot of great things for baseball. I don’t know if his son Joe can be counted among those. I love how some of the older clubs had the announcers that became synonymous with the team. These guys were around for the majority of people’s lives. They were as much a part of the team as the ballpark. (more…)