Friday, November 04, 2016

1966 Union 76 Dodgers 45 RPM Record Set Featuring Vin Scully Interviews

With the off-season officially upon us I though I would take a moment to checklist a scarce set from  the mid-60's.  Featured below are the twelve different Union 76 Los Angeles Dodgers 45 RPM records featuring Vin Scully interviewing 24 different players and executives.

As you can see, it includes a colorful sleeve with drawings done by Nicholas Volpe -- known for the various player portraits handed out by Union 76 over the past several decades.  Furthermore, each sleeve includes a portrait drawing of Vin Scully.  Each record has a separate Scully interview on each side, and fans were able to purchase a single record at participating gas stations for $0.49 each with a minimum purchase of gas.

On the right is a advertising poster for the records that had been previously shared by Mark Langill at Dodger Insider (link here).  Apparently, the poster is thought to be the only copy in existence today.

As for the records, I don't have any recordings to share.  If you happen to know where I could listen to any of them please pass that along to me. 


Union 76 - 7” 33RPM Record EP Set - 12 Record Set

Record One
Sandy Koufax/John Kennedy

Blog Kiosk: 11/4/2016 - Dodgers Links - Demolition Photos of Brooklyn Ballpark Washington Park II

Here is something I didn't expect to find on eBay.  Featured here are three original photographs, dated to 1926, that shows progress of the demolition of the Washington Park II.  As you may know, this ballpark was one of the earliest homes of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1898-1912.  It was also home to a short lived Federal League ballclub known as the Brooklyn Tip Tops.  (Auction links here, here and here)

The pics was taken by local photographer Joseph Smith, and it appears they were taken for the benefit of the Brooklyn Edison Company (due to some markings indicated on the reverse).  This also makes a lot on sense considering that the current occupants of the land is Con Edison of New York.  It states that demolition work began on April 29th, 1926, and these photographs were taken more then a couple months later on July 15, 1926.

Below are more links to check out: