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Huge Collection of Well Wishes to Red

Huge Collection of Well Wishes to Red

Severely weakened by tuberculosis in 1958 and 1959, Red Schoendienst received an outpouring of love from thousands of well-wishers after a four-month hospital stay. Apparently, the prayers and warm thoughts paid dividends as the Hall of Famer is still kicking at age 90. It appears he kept everything, too, because there are literally thousands of cards, letters and postcards here from just about everyone you can imagine, including fans from all over the country... even fans from opposing teams who wanted to see red back on the field with the Braves, his team at the time. Rather than counting the number of cards, we have weighed it and there are over 40 pounds of correspondence here. There are albums from school children, including a beautiful one with a Milwaukee Braves cover. There's a large, framed color artwork by famed St. Louis cartoonist Amadee Wohlschlaeger, which was sent in by the Post-Dispatch's sports department, and a "Get Well Quick" board (some tears and creases) signed in pencil by players including Paul Waner, Alvin Dark, Yogi Berra, Babe Herman, Fred Bessant, Al Lopez, Ryan Roberts, Don Drysdale, Clem Labine, Chuck Dressen and more. A large photo of Red in his hospital bed is also included. Schoendienst recovered with a vengeance, capping a 19-year playing career before managing the Cardinals to the 1967 World Series championship.


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