Wednesday, May 29, 2013

All Eyes on Idaho

All Eyes on Idaho
 Pacific Northwest Inlander

Haywood Trial (J. Richards collection)
Way back in 1907, the Steunenberg murder trial pitted the forces of labor and capital against each other and had an anxious nation holding its breath.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Walter Johnson - The Weiser (Idaho) Wonder sold on eBay

I see there has been quite a lot of action on my Walter Johnson, The Weiser Wonder, blog post. No doubt a lot of searches have been going on in the past week regarding the Johnson postcard on eBay (this link will be active for awhile but I will include the info below).

Ended: May 27, 2013 11:22:58 PDT
Winning bid: US $2,083.85
[ 27 bids ]
Shipping: $2.50 Standard Shipping
Item location: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Seller: woody64

As you see, it sold for over $2k. It went sailing right by me at about $800 as my snipe did not even get into the bidding. That's a lot more than a Steunenberg gate postcard and I thought those were getting pricey!

So who out there was the lucky winner?

To the right is my Walter Johnson card. Must be worth at least 1 cent.

Update 6/2/2013 - This 1909 card of Johnson (left), referred to as his rookie card, just sold on eBay for $6,085. I would still prefer the 1907 Weiser Wonder card, being it is Johnson's very first, that he was in Idaho playing baseball during the Haywood trial, and he provided some much needed entertainment for one Clarence Darrow.
From eBay: 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson ROOKIE PSA 3 VG (PWCC). Among the Most Important Pre-War Issues in the Hobby.                      
Jun 02, 2013 12:22:05 PDT
Winning bid: US $6,085.00
[ 32 bids ]

Monday, May 27, 2013

"There will be thoughts and memories of things they will want to save, and stories of all the heroes that are buried in sandy graves." -- Cal A. Steunenberg, Sgt., U.S. Army Signal Co.

You have seen it before but it is a treasured item that I always enjoy looking at and reflecting on during Memorial and Veteran's Days.

Cal Steunenberg somewhere in the Pacific WWII.

A few related blog posts below:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sergeant Cal Steunenberg, 40th Infantry Division, 185th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

And check out my Fold3 account below. I recommend clicking on "Spotlights."

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Happy mother's day mom. We miss you but always have you nearby in our hearts.
My beautiful mom, Brenda Steunenberg Richards.

From all of us. You did good and we have all managed to make it to senior citizen status.
From the left-Gary & Beck in the back & Kris & John in the front. Circa 1954. 

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The Cross Story-Frazier Farmstead Museum

Saturday, March 22, 2008 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, August 30, 2008