a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
15 June 2010
on target field
let it be known that i will add 'cards featuring target field' to my list of cards i collect. it really is a great ballpark and visually pleasing as well. one of the most recognizable aspects of it (akin to the glove and coke bottle in san francisco) is the 'minny and paul' structure in centerfield.
despite wearing their pants kind of low, these guys are pretty cool. after a twins home run, the thing lights up and it looks like they are shaking hands. not quite as entertaining as this commercial, but still a nice touch.
upper deck has actually already featured target field on a card:
too bad they couldn't get an internal shot, but i am guessing this was taken well before the seats were completed. there's no snow, so it must have been taken last fall. it's not too often that concrete median barrier is featured on a baseball card...
so, we can go ahead and forget the metrodome, as this should be one of the last cards produced that features a photo taken under it's roof:
i've been to a few games already, including the first rain out in target field history.
here's a 2010 goose joak original of justin morneau using one of the pictures i took at one of the games.
you can kind of tell that the seating is more vertical than it was at the metrodome, so you feel closer to the action. this photo was taken from the second level with a decent zoom.the views all around the stadium are good, there are a few obstructed seats but plenty of standing room in the concourse, and almost the entire stadium is accessible to anyone with a ticket which is nice.
there are a lot of nice touches around the stadium - the statues of killebrew, carew, and puckett; the gold glove on the plaza; the murals of former players throughout; and even the 1961 - 2009 topps cards screened onto the fence on the north side of the property featuring former and current players. my favorites - 1965 jimmie hall and 1980 ken landreaux.
1 - 2007 topps chrome greg maddux blue refractor 2 - 2015 topps stadium club zack greinke 3 - 2007 topps chrome takashi saito blue refractor 4 - 2007 topps chrome andre ethier blue refractor 5 - 2014 topps tek fernando valenzuela (any pattern) 6 - 2011 topps target throwback rafael furcal 7 - 2015 topps archives shawn green autograph
8 - 1972 o-pee-chee #264 tommy john
9 - 1994 ted williams #11 gil hodges
bonus non-dodger cards - 1992 bowman barry larkin #694 (double play turn)
you will be rewarded!
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let's trade, part 2
i collect dodgers cards, any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, dave lopes or bill russell, all topps cards of the players who were featured in the 1978 topps set as dodgers, cards featuring dodger stadium, o-pee-chee variations, cards showing memorial patches and/or armbands, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set. i have a lot of cards to trade!