With the aid of a noted baseball photographer, a Boston man paid tribute to his faith–and baseball by creating a card set featuring every Jewish Major Leaguer.
Martin Abramowitz is about to do an update set. His 2003 set of baseball cards featuring all 142 players of the Jewish faith who’d made the big leagues sold out of a print run numbering 15,000.
The project was a quest aided by his young son. Only 100 of the 142 players from 1871 to the start of the current milleneum had ever appeared on a card, but Abramowitz improvised by making his own, with the help of Chicago photographer George Brace and a historical society.
Brace is gone now, but Abramowitz continues his project–and his mission.