Friday, January 13, 2017

The Green Grass of Baseball

I've probably told this story in the blog before. How I saw my first in-person baseball game when I was 8 or 9 years old at Philadelphia's old Connie Mack Stadium. My strongest memory of that game was coming through the tunnel and seeing how green the grass was. I'd only seen baseball on a black and white TV. The green was just stunning to me.

So, here in the dead of winter, are some randomly selected baseball cards with a lot of green grass.

1990 Upper Deck

1994 Leaf

1997 Topps

2001 Stadium Club
That's probably Astroturf, but it's the right color.

2007 Topps

2009 Topps Target

2008 Bowman

1994 Yoo-Hoo

2007 Upper Deck

2008 Upper Deck First Edition


John Bateman said...

I am pretty sure that is a wall on the Schmidt card.

capewood said...

Could be but I think the orange stripe is the warning track in the outfield.

Hackenbush said...

I have the same memory from my first game at Wrigley.