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Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008 at 2:13 PM

leon  (Premier Login leonl)
Forum Owner

A very sad day for the hobby- leon

and a message from Doug Allen:


Hey Leon....can you please get the word out to the good folks on Network
54....

After months of hospital stays and rehabilitation Mr. Lionel Carter
passed away on Thursday, August 28th at the age of 90 years old. He is
survived by his lovely wife Irma. The accompanying image was from just a
few short months ago when Lionel dressed up in his original World War II
uniform. He was so proud of this picture and his service to our country.
Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see "Carter and the
Cavalry" his life work describing his service in World War II in print.
He did finish proofing the final manuscript so fortunately it will not
go for naught. Personally I will miss Lionel Carter and ask you to join
me in keeping his wife Irma in your thoughts and prayers during a very
difficult time.

Sincerely,
Doug Allen



 
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brock
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:17 PM 

Very sad to hear. The hobby lost a great person and a great american.

 
 
bruce Dorskind
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Passing of A Legend

September 2 2008, 2:18 PM 



We will always treasure the conversations we had with Lionel Carter
about the early days of the hobby. Our favorite story was about his
early days collecting Delongs.

Lionel was kind enough to send us about numerous letters that he wrote
to other collectors in the 30's and 40s as well as 100 copies of early
hobby trades.

We will miss him and his knowledge of the hobby.

Lionel was a true hobby legend. May he rest in peace


Bruce Dorskind
America's Toughest Want List
(212) 734-7362

 
 
Jon Canfield
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:20 PM 

A sad day for the hobby. Thanks for keeping us informed Leon.

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barrysloate
(Login barrysloate)

Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:25 PM 

God bless...he led a full life and was a legend. He made the world a better place. My condolences to his family.

 
 
ErikV
(Login ErikV)

Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:27 PM 

While I've read much about him, I never had the
opportuninty to meet Mr. Carter. I will say as
an American and as a card collector, I owe him
plenty. He served bravely in WW II and was a
pioneer in our hobby and his legacy will live on!

Thank you Mr. Carter, for your service to country
and input into our great hobby. You will be missed!


 
 
Al C.risafulli
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:28 PM 

A sad day for all of us. RIP.

-Al

 
 
CoreyRS.hanus
(Login benjulmag)

Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:37 PM 

Very sorry to hear this. He loved cards for what they are, not for what they're worth. That's collecting in its purest sense and the hobby will greatly miss this true icon.


 
 
barrysloate
(Login barrysloate)

Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 2:42 PM 

Corey made a great point...Carter sold his collection for a few million dollars, but if he hadn't experienced that awful robbery, he still would rather have kept his cards.

 
 
Rich Klein
(Login sabrgeek)

It's a sad day

September 2 2008, 3:11 PM 

And the hobby has lost one of the original pioneers who was there to help nurture and grow what was a small passion from a few to what we have today.

Regards
Rich Klein

 
 

Bob C
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 3:35 PM 

That uniform also tells us Mr. Carter was a true hero. He served our country in combat during wartime. The Combat Infantryman’s Badge (rifle in a blue background with silver garland around it) means…or used to mean…he served at least thirteen months in an infantry unit, in combat, under fire. The farthest ribbon, top left, is a bronze star. It needs no description. I believe the others are WWII service ribbons.
Mr. Carter was from another time I am afraid we will not see again soon. True heroes are those who are known and remembered not for a meteoric rise to prominence, not merely for being “known”, but for accomplishment and character. I hope we and our nation will be as discerning in the near future.
Godspeed Mr. Carter.

 
 

leon
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Forum Owner

The Old Guard

September 2 2008, 3:40 PM 

Mr.Carter was what I consider one of the Old Guard. They just don't make them like that anymore. True character and integrity from the "old world", when times were a bit simpler. Our world is less of a place today because of this loss. My prayers are with Ms.Irma in this time of sorrow...I very much 2nd what Bob said right above this post...regards

 
 
jay wolt
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 4:13 PM 

Indeed! Very sad news!

 
 

J Levine
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 4:42 PM 

I am very saddened by this news...my thoughts and condolences to Lionel's family and friends...

Lionel was giant of the hobby and a giant in life.

Joshua

 
 
Jim Dale
(Login netjr)

Cool Dude

September 2 2008, 5:04 PM 

Everything anyone ever wrote about him seemed good! Can't get much better then that...God Bless.

 
 

T206Collector
(Login T206Collector)

This is very sad news, indeed.

September 2 2008, 5:46 PM 

I am extremely fortunate to have been able to talk vintage baseball cards with him earlier this year. For those of you that haven't already done so, I saved that conversation and you can listen to it on my website in the articles section.

Also, a sad coincidence is that I picked up these 5 Carter T206s last week to add to my Carter Plank. I am, however, happy to keep contributing to his legacy through my collection.

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John S
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 7:32 PM 

A sad day for the hobby. Rest in peace Lionel. I am proud to own a small piece of your collection.



    
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dennis
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 8:00 PM 

sad day indeed. RIP

 
 

jP
(Login T207)

Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 8:01 PM 

The hobby lost a great one. My prayers are with the Carter family. God Bless.

my collection: http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/obaks/

 
 
Tim Kindler
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Re: Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

September 2 2008, 8:19 PM 

My condolences and warm wishes towards Mr. Carter's friends and family. From what I understand, he was a great person and a great American Hero. It was a blessing that he was able to live such a full life, but a sad thing that he is gone. He will be missed on this earth and by the hobby. Warm wishes to all who knew him.
Tim Kindler

 
 
 
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