Presented is a lot of (39) Baseball & Football publication/ticket lot of (39). Featuring a large balance of baseball items, this lot is a desirable mixture of keepsakes that would provide a boost to any publication collection.
(11) programs & guide books: average VG-EX; 1968 NFL All-Star Game program, 1968 MLB All-Star Game program, 1969 World Series souvenir program, 1970 Baseball Writers dinner program, (2) 1971 Orioles yearbook, 1976 AL Red Book, 1979 Notebook, 1980 AL Red Book;
(18) 1972 media guides: average EX condition; Angels, As, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Expos, Indians, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees,
(10) tickets: average VG condition; (2) 1968 Cowboys phantom tickets, 1969 World Series Game 2, (4) 1971 Cotton Bowl, 1971 Super Bowl V, 1981 Cotton Bowl, 1995 All-Star Game.
Joseph John Macko
Joe Macko was born in 1928 in Port Clinton, Ohio and after one year of college at Tiffen University where he played basketball and baseball, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians in 1947. Joe played professionally for the next 16 years in the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs organizations as a first baseman, third baseman and pitcher. In 1952, Joe was in big league spring training with the Indians and future hall of famers Bob Feller, Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, and Larry Doby. He hit 11 home runs in spring training that year without making the major leagues. Joe’s teammates in the Chicago Cubs organization included future hall of famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams. Joe also was a player-manager for four years in the Chicago Cubs organization and was the only minor league manager of the future Hall of Famer Lou Brock. In 1968, he was the business manager for the Dallas/Fort Worth Spurs and became the general manager in 1970 and 71. When the Washington Senators moved to Texas to become the Texas Rangers, Joe became their equipment manager. He ran the home clubhouse for the next 22 years. In 1995, he became the visiting clubhouse manager where he stayed for the next six years. He retired in 2001 and served as a goodwill ambassador until his death in 2014. He is a lifetime .272 hitter with 306 home runs and 11-7 record as a pitcher. These items are from his personal collection.