All baseball this week, since the MLB postseason is underway, so let’s start things off this week with this 1966 Baltimore Orioles World Series Champions pin. See down there in the lower-right corner? The card and pin are a Coca-Cola promo item from 1996, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the O’s ’66 title!
Now for the rest of this week’s picks:
• A team that will be heavily favored to win it all, the Los Angeles Dodgers, is featured here in this 1981 View-Master pack.
• Great-looking art on this 1968 LP, The Year of the Tiger ’68.
• In this 1940s print ad, Cardinals legend Stan (The Man) Musial says, “Beech-Nut gum eases the tension!”
• This St. Louis Cardinals bobblehead is in amazing shape. The seller says 1950s, but I’m not sure on that. Probably late 1960s. In any case, expect the price on this one to go way up.
• One more 1960s bobble for you: This Minnesota Twins guy is in fine condition (well, except for a little yellowing around the decal, which is to be expected).
• Nice, bold graphics and drop-shadow on this 1979 Seattle Mariners season ticket brochure: “It’s an All-Star Summer!”
• In 1953, New York City was still crankin’ with three MLB teams. Check all Giants-Dodgers-Yankees games on one handy pocket schedule.
• Jose Canseco lent his name and image to this baseball game with dice, the Perfect Baseball Game. Wonder if that title refers to the game where the ball bonked him on the head?
• Fireballing pitchers JR Richard and Nolan Ryan are wearing the tequila sunrise Houston Astros look for these 1981 bendable figures.
• The Astros were previously known as the Colt .45s. Dreyer’s sponsored this 2006 replica model of their original ballpark, before they moved into the Dome and rebranded as Astros.
That’ll do it for this edition of CC. See you back here next week!
With collector’s corner showing a lot of vintage ads with pro teams makes me think not much has changed with regards to ads and pro sports. Years from now we may look back to today’s ads on jerseys in loving memory because future ads will be holograms constantly rotating on the jerseys or your screen.
In re: “This St. Louis Cardinals bobblehead is in amazing shape. The seller says 1950s, but I’m not sure on that. Probably late 1960s. ” The first year of the hiatus on blue caps was 1965.
My dad had the original version of the Orioles pin–from the ’66 series. Pretty sure it was actually a press pin back then. One of my brothers has it now.
WHAT’S THAT ON YOUR UNIFORM!!! A PRESS PIN????? (sorry.)