Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day Ticket Stub Memories

Hey everybody,

I was having some fun, going through a box of my old personal Dodgers memorabilia, and I came across some ticket stubs that I held on to from way back. 

In the old days, the Dodgers used to print tickets with imagery that commemorated various events, games or players from Dodgers history.

They may still do that, but now I often attend games through the connection with My Man Inside Dodger Stadium, or I purchase them online and just print out the tickets, which nowadays seem to be little more than glorified bar codes.  A real game day ticket is something I rarely hold in my hand these days.

I noticed a couple of those past tickets in my collection were for games featuring "Holiday Fireworks".  How appropriate!   So what the heck, I'll share them with you in the hopes that you'll enjoy sharing some old timey Dodgers nostalgia with me...

Check it out - this stub honors the four Dodgers who became the only four teammates to hit 30 or more homers in one season.  They were Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith.  I'm pretty sure we can safely presume they did it all PED-free. You can see they featured a series of 11 "Great Moments" on the tickets.  This one is number 5.

I love the game played is number "42", Jackie's number.  I also noticed the opponents were the Rockies, the same team we beat tonight.  I mean, the team that we have now beaten two games in a row.  

I know some of you looked...did you notice that this field level seat was only $11 in 1995?  That same season seat will cost you $35 today. 

Here's the other ticket from the same game.  This is Great Moment 8, the start of Fernandomania.  Pretty cool.

I've got a few more old stubs from this Great Moments series and a couple of most excellent Opening Day tickets; including the tickets from the day I had Opening Day breakfast with Tommy Lasorda, Vin Scully and the late, great Stu Nahan.  Oh, my old lady was there too. 

THANKS for reading, everybody!

And Happy Birthday, America!!


  1. Those are really cool stubs. I didn't attend many Dodger games in the mid-90's and I don't remember that version of the Dodger ticket.

    1. Yeah, I'm glad I stashed them away. I'll show a few more over the next post or two.