I don't know where this is coming from, but I have been zoned in on creating custom cards as of late. I am not sure if it is the "Blogger Edition" cards, or Beardy's cards. All I can say for sure is it is very enjoyable.
Like I mentioned when I introduced the idea for the "Blogger Edition" sub set, I really wanted to also create a set for TTM that honored our Military heroes. Ultimately I would like to honor current men and women, but I am not really sure how to find subjects. If anyone knows a serviceman or servicewoman who is or has served overseas that we can add to this set, let me know. Any theater, any time, and any country.
The first card to launch this set is of Bob Feller. Mr. Feller served in world war 2 as a navy gunner. He made the rank of Chief Petty Officer and actually was in a combat roll (his decision). I am not sure how many athletes that served in that time actually served in a combat roll, but anecdotally I want to say that it was more common for them not too.
Mr. Feller gave 4 years, and enlisted after pearl harbor. He had already played 4 years in the majors and had a no-hitter under his belt before he join the Navy. Thank Mr. Feller.
Please check out Baseball in Wartime. The article on Feller is found here.