Thursday, November 7, 2019

Custom Corner- The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings

What if I told you there was a great baseball movie that stars Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor and Otis Day as traveling Negro League players based in the 1930s would you believe me? There is and the name of it is The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings and if you can find a copy of it, sit down and enjoy it. 

After I watched the movie I made custom set but the files sat on my external hard drive for 3 years before I recently re-discovered them. The movie takes place in the 1930s, but I felt the 1951 Bowman set was a better design.

Billy Dee Williams played Bingo Long, the pitcher and the one who created the team.

James Earl Jones played Leon Carter, a power hitting catcher along the lines of Josh Gibson

Richard Pryor played Charlie Snow, but he changed his name to appear as a different race. When he wanted people to think he was Latino he went by Carlos Nevada and when he wanted people to think he was Native American he went by Chief Takahoma. So, Richard Pryor gets three cards, with the Charlie Snow being the base, the Carlos Nevada being the SP and the Chief Takahoma being a SSP.
Otis Day played Rainbow, the not-all-there bat boy.


  1. These are awesome! Nice work.

    I posted about this movie back in March in case you missed it..

  2. I remember seeing your post. I hadn’t watched the credits so I didn’t see the cards before you posted them. I would love to see one of the companies do a set for the movie. I doubt we would see autos, though Topps probably has Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones sticker autos from their Star Wars releases that they could use.

  3. Love these cards! That movie was a real favorite of mine when I was young.

  4. Awesome customs! Haven't seen this movie in years. I probably should hit up Amazon and see if they sell the DVD.

  5. Never even heard of this film... I'm intrigued!

  6. Cool cards. Don't remember the movie though. Fun post.