Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Topps American Heritage Heroes - Page 6

Hey, hey, it's a new day!  Here's page 6 out of my binder.

Page 6:

Best photo:  Navajo Code Talkers
I'm fascinated by the history of the Navajo Code Talkers - it ended up being such a simple move by the military but it worked out splendidly.  Plus, it was nice to see the American military working with the Native Americans rather than against them, even if it was 200+ years too late.

Best subject:  National Audubon Society
Did you know that I had no idea what the National Audubon Society was all about?  I'm not too proud to admit that I learned something that the rest of you probably already knew.  And, in case you are are like me and somewhat clueless, the Society works to "protect wildlife through local, state and federal legislation."

Best surprise:  David Lim
Lim was a K-9 officer who was assisting firefighters when the North Tower collapses on 9/11.  He survived - and now he's on a baseball card with one of his dogs.  A great surprise all the way around!

Best card back:  National Audubon Society
Once again, there weren't any standouts in terms of card backs.  I'm giving it to the Audubon people again because that card taught me the most (out of the nine cards on this page).  Plus, the bright green back is a lot better than the puke orange of the first five cards on the page.

Best card:  David Lim
We got a lot of hero stories from 9/11, but very few of them had the hero actually surviving.  A feel good story for a day that was most definitely not a feel good day.


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