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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Please help with this poster. I found this in Hawaii about 10 years ago, at a Army-Navy store in Hilo. It took me 4 years to get the guy to sell it to me. I have called the Hall of Fame, MLB and they could not tell me anything, about it. I have looked all over the web, and no luck. Just found this place, and maybe I can get some help here.I know that it is dated 6-15-1950 and that it is a USMC recruiting poster, that is all I can find out. I did find a picture of Ted, or Mr. Williams to you yankee fan's @ Ted Williams,with the poster in the background. That is the only one I have ever seen. I have no idea of the value. So if anyone out in space can help with any info, how many were made, value.or anything I would be so thankful. I don't live in Hi., Alaska is my home come on up and check us out.

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    1. stefdesign stefdesign, 10 years ago
      Don't have any info about your wonderful poster, but it would look great framed with a nice copy of the Ted Williams photo next to it.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      GREAT poster, not one that I have seen before.

      It may have been short lived/ quickly canceled due to the beginning of the Korean War with the Invasion of S. Korea on 25 JUN 1950. I would bet the USMC recruiting campaign changed pretty dramatically after the Invasion.

      Ted Williams was recalled to active duty and served as a combat pilot in Korea.


    3. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      he made alot of differnt posters another is its a hit buy war bonds . it shows him in his baseball uniform hitting the ball. he also done some for of course wheaties to
    4. Aw_hewitt, 6 years ago
      I'm doing some research on Ted's time in the Marine Corps and was wondering if I could exchange emails with you about this poster, it's history, and your history with it. Thanks - Andy (
    5. Mdvllenine, 5 years ago
      Author Bill Nowlin has a picture of Ted standing with this poster in his "Ted Williams At War" book. The picture is credited from The Sporting News if that helps you any.
    6. Stroker351w, 1 year ago
      Do you still have this?
    7. griggster1, 11 months ago
      I am reading the book "The Kid" written by Ben Bradley. He commented on the poster in the book writing the following" "On July 12th, (1950) Brigadier General Clayton C. Jerome, director of public information and recruiting for the Marine Corps, wrote Williams to tell him that since "the recruiting picture has indeed changed completely, " the corps would be delaying the rollout of a generic poster featuring Ted's photo to instead focus on a pitch that encouraged volunteers to join the "service which selects its men"

      Great book by the way.

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