|517 East 83rd Street|
Growing up on
83rd Street I had two ball players’ pictures on display that I cut out of magazines, Frank Gifford and Mickey Mantle. I edged the players’ bodies carefully with a scissor and glued Frank and Mickey onto construction paper and scotched tape them to my bedroom wall. Mantle died when Mom tore him from the wall during one of her vacuuming assaults. Following that tragedy, I removed Frank from his spot at my eye level and stood on the dresser and re-taped him well above my short mother’s reach.
Here, for the first time in 40 years, Frank Gifford on Construction Paper by Tommy Pryor in 1964.
|Frank Gifford by Tommy Pryor created in 1964|
Don’t be worried, I plan to reattach his missing right foot. It had a boo-boo and Doc Warren is working on it.
(If you are interested I ripped Frank out of my annual Street & Smith Pro Football Magazine and got Mickey from Sport Magazine.)
|Tommy & Frank discussing Father Benedict Dudley|
Fyi, I’m going to séance tonight to coax Chris Schenkel back from the dead to call the game on Sunday. If I’m successful, and get Schenkel to Candlestick, I have a friend who has a friend that says his cousin knows a way to delay Joe Buck’s arrival.
|Frank Gifford at Old Yankee Stadium|