Friday, December 4, 2020

Vintage backgrounds: NYPD at Yankee Stadium

 I doubt this is the oldest baseball card with a police officer on it but I can't think of an older one. He is wearing the heavy peacoat that was standard at the time.

I also noticed the big signature on the catchers mitt. It doesn't say Doc Edwards. The 1965 Topps blog says it might be Jim Pagliaroni.


  1. Pagliaroni was playing for the Pirates at the time.

  2. It'd be a lot of work to find out, but it would be interesting to know which card was the first to feature a police officer in the background.