Commishbob was showing off more of his TCMA Stars of the 60's singles and I was blown away by his ability to identify baseball stadiums featured in the background of his cards. Actually there are a bunch of you who share this skill and I've got to admit... I'm kinda jealous.
There are really only two baseball stadiums that I feel confident in pointing out on cards. Both are from my childhood... but only one of them is still around to enjoy.
I started attending San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's games back in the 70's and have fond memories at both Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum. That's why I enjoy looking at 70's baseball cards so much. I get a chance to see photographs of both stadiums the way I remember them as a kid.
I recently received a PWE from Adam over at Cardboard Clubhouse and he included this awesome 1973 Topps card of Gene Tenace that features the beautiful Coliseum in the background.
1972 World Series MVP
It's truly a beautiful sight to take in. These days fans are treated to the monstrosity known as Mount Davis instead.
Adam also included these two 70's team cards which show the Coliseum from another angle:
Thank you Adam for helping me take a trip down memory lane. If things work out for A's fans... we'll have a new stadium to watch games at and there'll be a new background for photographers. And that'll be one more reason to appreciate 70's baseball cards.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!