a funny thing happened on the way to this post. i misplaced all of my dodger postcards. i had scanned them, some of which are shown below, but i had planned to further investigate and try to determine the exact years that they were issued using the information on their backs and some of the very scattered data available on the interwebs. oh well, i'll have to tackle that task another time. in the meantime, it's summer, and i assume some traveling folks are still sending postcards to the poor saps that are stuck back at home working. in that vein, here are some dodger postcards that i will classify as 1962 (circa) to 1971 (circa) dodger team issue postcards.
i chose 1962 because that is the season that dodger stadium opened, and beautiful chavez ravine is the backdrop for many of these. some, including the don drysdale postcard above, the ron perranoski postcard below,
and this maury wills postcard
these next two are certainly from 1967, as that was the only season that ron hunt
i figure that these wes parker
sadly, the postcards moved out of dodger stadium later in the decade to what i assume to be vero beach. these al ferrara
and bill singer postcards
i'm not quite as sure of this tom haller postcard
since he was a dodger from 1968 through 1971, but this dick/richie allen postcard is certainly from 1971 (his lone year with the team)
and it's back in paradise - dodger stadium.
i may get back there yet this season, and if i do, maybe i'll drop a postcard in the mail...