Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ravishing Relic of the Week
This week the relic I present to you is from 2008 Topps Mayo Football and is rather a hard pull according to some hobby scholars (hobbyists A.K.A.). This is a 2008 Topps Mayo Authentic Century Series Memorabilia 5 Cent Stamp Relic Card of Author/Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. According to Topps there was only 100 produced.
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, (born circa 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history.
He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."