Happy Reds birthday, Red Dooin!


June 12, 1879

A Cincinnati native, Red Dooin only played ten games for the Reds near the end of his career. He supplemented his baseball pay during the off season by acting and singing in vaudeville. When Dooin hung up his spikes, he entered the business world, only to be devastated in the stock market crash. He returned to vaudeville and expanded into singing for radio to recover from those financial woes.

I have a handful of reprints from the 1915 Cracker Jack set. I think the reprints were made in 1982, which is why you see some 1982 Fleer surrounding it in the picture. But there is no information on the card itself as to when it was issued. If you have more information about it, please share.


About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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