Category: Government and Politics

Colin Powell’s Rules of Leadership and signed card

Colin Powell’s Rules of Leadership and signed card

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Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. – General Colin Powell, retired.

 

Born in Harlem as the son of Jamaican immigrants on April 5, 1937, Colin Powell raised himself well above the circumstances of his birth. Powell graduated from City College of New York in 1958. He earned his degree in geology, while being active with the ROTC. Upon graduation, the US Army granted him a commission as a second lieutenant. George H.W. Bush appointed him as the first Afro-Caribbean American to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chief of staff. He later became the first African-American Secretary of State in 2001 — serving under George W. Bush for four years.

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Former SCOTUS Justice Stevens

Former SCOTUS Justice Stevens

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John Paul Stevens is a retired Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 20, 1920, and grew up a Chicago Cubs fan. Justice StevensĀ attended the famed 1932 World Series game where Babe Ruth called his shot at Wrigley. One of his interns has reported that the scorecard from that fateful Wrigley day hung in his office at the Supreme Court building.

Being both a retired Associate Supreme Court Justice /and/ a lifelong Cubs fan, Justice Stevens had to be on a custom baseball card. Note the stack of Supreme Court reporters that make up the border. I was attempting to have a legal/government take on the old 1987 Topps baseball set, and think I did well.

I sent to Justice Stevens the morning of Game 2 of the World Series, and received the signed card back on 11-7-2016. This is my first custom that is actually baseball card sized.

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