Baseball card sold for $609,200

Marvin Westwestwords

The unidentified person who became only the fifth owner of a rare Honus Wagner baseball card paid $609,200.
The remainder of the J. Ross Greene card collection sold for $331,200.
“A little …

Where are we and how did we get here?

Marvin Westwestwords

Two months and a week or so before the Tennessee opening kickoff seems a relatively safe time to assess where we are and how did we get here.
According to my …

UT athlete Martin Korik laid to rest

Marvin Westwestwords

Martin Korik, undefeated as a Tennessee pole-vaulter in four years of dual meets, was buried today at Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He was 88.
In the era of bamboo poles, …

Dr. Joe got it right

Marvin Westwestwords

Happiness is upon us. Dr. Joe DiPietro got it right. The president of the University of Tennessee engaged Phillip Fulmer as special advisor and ambassador for the statewide system.
Through the …

Time to turn pro

Marvin Westwestwords

 
Logic prevailed. Tennessee’s track team has turned pro.
I suppose you have noticed that Christian Coleman was Tennessee’s track team. The Vols scored 20 points in the recent NCAA championships. Coleman …

Ho hum, more success for Peyton

Marvin Westwestwords

My favorite Democrat friends are fretting about the possibility of Peyton Manning entering politics. I think he’d be great but he hasn’t said a word about becoming assistant president or …

Tennessee bits ’n pieces

Marvin Westwestwords

 
John Currie has approved the fourth weekend of September for the 50th reunion of the 1967 Tennessee football team. Current Vols will be playing UMass which means there will be …

Baseball card collection for sale

Marvin Westwestwords

Ross Greene remembers discovering baseball, one pitch, one out, one inning at a time.
Mutual Broadcasting System delivered descriptions of afternoon action to the family radio on Cherry Street, a game …