Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

Hobby Icon Lionel Carter passes away at 90

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 2nd, 2008, 6:13 pm #1

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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Joined: October 28th, 2006, 1:52 pm

September 2nd, 2008, 6:17 pm #2

Very sad to hear. The hobby lost a great person and a great american.
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Joined: May 14th, 2005, 7:03 pm

September 2nd, 2008, 6:18 pm #3

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


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
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Joined: March 5th, 2003, 1:18 pm

September 2nd, 2008, 6:20 pm #4

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


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

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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

September 2nd, 2008, 6:25 pm #5

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


God bless...he led a full life and was a legend. He made the world a better place. My condolences to his family.
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Joined: October 1st, 2002, 6:43 am

September 2nd, 2008, 6:27 pm #6

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


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!

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Joined: July 19th, 2005, 4:17 am

September 2nd, 2008, 6:28 pm #7

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


A sad day for all of us. RIP.

-Al
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Joined: May 5th, 2005, 3:51 pm

September 2nd, 2008, 6:37 pm #8

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


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.

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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

September 2nd, 2008, 6:42 pm #9

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


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.
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Joined: November 10th, 2004, 3:21 pm

September 2nd, 2008, 7:11 pm #10

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


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
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