Thursday, October 03, 2013

A Model of 1955 Ebbets Field is on Auction

Following up on yesterdays post featuring a couple of rare Brooklyn Dodgers programs, I now bring to you an incredible model recreation of Ebbets Field.  It was created by Steve Wolf, who built the stadium models you can see at Gary Cypres' Sports Museum of Los Angeles.  Check out his website, here, that includes his other creations.

Per the auction description:
The replica of Ebbets Field, which depicts the ballpark exactly as it was in 1955, recreates the stadium to the most exacting detail, and is complete with working light towers and interior lighting under both decks. Wolf, who is the foremost model-stadium builder in the country, spent over 1,800 hours in producing this model, which, as one can clearly see by the images shown here, is nothing short of miraculous. What is even more amazing is the fact that ninety-five percent of the materials used in its construction, including various woods, Plexiglas, copper, plastics, and virtually every other building material under the sun, were meticulously hand-cut by Wolf. In all, more than 50,000 pieces make up the stadium, including approximately 32,000 seats, all of which were meticulously put together by hand.
Check out a bunch of photos below.  Most of Steve's work is commission based, and according to him he would charge a client upwards of $75,000.00 to have this made. 
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