Saturday, April 17, 2021

Vintage backgrounds: 1967 Topps Art Shamsky

 By request, I decided to look into the background of this great card I recently got in my trade with Baseball Card Breakdown.

It's a nice shot of the future Miracle Met in kind of an unusual place, behind a fence (batting cage?) that appears to be next to the dugout, with a partially covered grandstand behind him. He is in his road grays, so it's not Al Lopez Field. However, there were 14 other ballparks in the Grapefruit League in 1966, and almost all of them had a grandstand pretty similar to that one. What is confusing me is that there appears to be two kinds of "windows" at the back of the grandstand, narrow archways on one side and larger rectangles on the other. Perhaps one of you readers can figure out where this is?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you need to get ahold of Bob (Five Tool Collector). He could probably identify the park in like 30 seconds or less.