Here comes Part 2 of this vintage card binder page. Where the last post, Part 1 , featured a couple of Bowman '55s, this one will feature cardboard from the early 60's.
First up is this cool World Series action card with Roger Maris. This is a great photo showing everything we love about baseball in the 60's. It's got the powerhouse yanks, unis with stirrups, a catcher decked out in old-time gear, classic WS bunting, people wearing suits and ties in the stands, and the best part of all, the giants losing. :)
OK trivia fans: Who's that playing first for the giants? (answer follows the back of the card)
|That's Orlando Cepeda at first base. BOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!|
|We've seen this guy before. I think good ol' Night Owl featured him in a post about freaky dudes wearing freaky eye wear.|
I noticed the card back mentions Brosnan wrote a book about baseball. According to wikipedia, he wrote "The Long Season", which was considered the first behind-the-scenes look at baseball player's lives. Apparently there were a number of players who were not too happy about that. This was long before another Jim, by the name of Bouton, wrote "Ball Four".
|Here's a cool card that my old lady picked up for me at a yard sale. :)|
|How about that stat - by '61, Berra had played in 68 WS games! 68! Some guys never get to play in one.|
THANKS for reading, everybody!