Recently my sketches have been focused on the players of the Negro Leagues. Today we featured Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe who got his nickname from pitching one end of a double header followed by catching the other.
I was interested in a way to capture this idea on a baseball card.
The T201 Double Folder was the perfect solution. Unfolded/Open features Radcliffe pitching, while the folder version shows him catching.
While the video is fun, I kind of think it is easier to see the images in stills.
1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe (pitching)
For the pitching image I put in Radcliffe in pinstripes and on a basically clear field.
1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe (catching)
As a catcher I made Radcliffe a catcher for the Birmingham Black Barons. whom he played for from 1942-46. I went with an industrial background here - typical of many Negro League stadium.
The card is a bit of an anachronism. Radcliffe's career spanned 1928-50 so 1911 predates that period a bit, but the double folder was to good an idea to pass up.
Sources and Links
Phungo Negro Leagues