Friday, August 01, 2008

I Wish I Was There

More pics from the National are here. This time MikeH has some photos to view. Check out the rest of them here.

My favorite part of these large shows are the display cases filled with stuff. Check out the Baseball gloves below- especially the gloves on the second row from the bottom. The two gloves on the left are examples of fielder gloves used nearly a hundred years ago. They were small with very little webbing. A far cry from the giant mitts used by todays ballplayers.
The top row in the display case below has some Baseball statues that were very popular from the 1950's to 1960's. You can see the Japanese version made in post WWII Japan on the top left, the original American made Rittgers statues are in the center and the Africanized version (made in post WWII Japan) is on the far right. The African version has some obvious racist overtones.
Slot machines and Baseball- my two favorite things.
Can you say bobbleheads.
Hat Tip: Vintage Baseball Memorabilia Forum:

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