Thursday, March 20, 2014

Snapshots in Time from a 1966 Dodgers Spring Training

It's been awhile since I've shared some of the unique things I find while perusing eBay.  That place is like a giant flea market filled with unusual memorabilia and collectibles that would be difficult to find anywhere else.  For instance, check out the group of 4 photos below that I found at this auction.  Click on the pic to embiggen.
(eBay Auction Link)

These are fan taken photos taken of several beloved Dodgers during Spring Training at Vero Beach in 1966.  They reflect distinctly personal and intimate snapshots of several moments in time.  They are like memories that have been captured to allow us to recall or imagine the day.

When I saw these photos, I was immediately transported to Dodgertown.  I could see myself walking the grounds like a child with a new toy.  Exploration and discovery would be my goal, and as I came across some of these 'Boys in Blue' I would smile and wave hello.

"Can I get a photo with you," is what I would say.  Or, "how about a John Hancock, please?"

Man-O-Live... I do miss going to Spring Training, and one of these days I'll make my way out to Arizona to see the Dodgers there.  Fortunately, I still have my memories from the trips I took many years ago, and I can always look back at the photos I find throughout the 'net to assuage my thirst for those uniquely special moments.

In the photos above you see Jim Lefebvre on the top left, Ron Fairly on the top right, Jim Gilliam on the bottom left and John Kennedy on the bottom right.

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