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This collection of aproximately 250 sports postcards is weighted towards baseball and football stadiums. There are 133 postcards devoted to baseball stadiums. Of these, there are 92 unused color photo cards from the following major league parks: Busch Stadium (21), Atlanta Stadium (8), Cleveland Municipal (7), Astrodome (5), KC Royals (5), Riverfront (4), Baltimore Memorial (4), Three Rivers (4), Milwaukee County (4), Minnesota Metropolitan (3), Fenway (3), DC Stadium (2), Candlestick (2), LA Coliseum (3), Dodger Stadium (3), Arlington (3), Jack Murphy (2) and single examples from Yankee Stadium, Metrodome, Polo Grounds, Veterans Stadium (Phila), Montreal Olympique, Anaheim, Jacobs Field, Wrigley Field and Korakuen (Tokyo). Another 15 cards offer views of minor league and spring training ballparks. There are 26 linen/illustrated postcards (12 of which are used/postmarked) showing major league parks such as Cleveland Municipal, Wrigley, Forbes, Crosley, Briggs, Yankee and Comiskey, while including an assortment of other parks, including the field at Columbia University where Lou Gehrig played during his college days. Football stadiums are presented on 43 postcards. Of these, 29 are unused lined/illustrated cards with views of college fields such as Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Duke, Stanford, California, Yale, Harvard, Ohio State, along with Soldier’s Field, Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Six other linen cards have been postmarked (most 1940’s and 1950’s): Rose Bowl, Harvard, William & Mary, Soldier’s Field, California, Hershey, Pa. and the Rose Bowl. the remaining 70+ cards are a miscellaneous assortment of baseball, football and other sport themes. Most are unused. Of the twelve postmarked, the oldest is from 1912, of the Indianapolis Speedway. The average grade of this lot is Excellent to Excellent plus, with most of the cards dating from the 1940’s and 1950’s for the linens and the 1960 and 1970’s for the photo cards. Many of these stadiums no longer exist or are soon to be demolished, providing a great look at these arenas where so many thrilling sport dramas were played out.
Postcard Collection with Stadiums and Miscellaneous Sport Themes
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