View Full Version : Baseball Cards at the Ballparks

Troy Kirk
05-24-2013, 02:08 PM
I'd be interested in seeing any photos of baseball card advertising or other baseball card related stuff at the ballparks. Here are some photos I've taken this year and last year at some ballparks:

Angels 2013 photos:




Giants 2012 photo with an Obak card in an Anchor Steam Beer ad sign:


I just went to a Padres game a couple days ago and I couldn't find any baseball card stuff anywhere in the park.

No rush, take a camera the next time you go to the ballpark in your area and take any photos to add to this thread.

05-25-2013, 07:47 PM
Angels Stadium has a huge bucket of packs near the Team Store on the ground level where they have all the memorabilia for sale. I think it's '90 Fleer, but I'm not certain. Anyway, they're "only" $1/piece.

It's hardly a bargain, but a buck's only a buck if a 20 or 30-something year old wants to pick up some cards for his kid.

Gary Dunaier
05-26-2013, 01:39 AM
Citi Field has the Mets' starting lineup shown in Topps cards at the top of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

(Photo taken September 12, 2012. Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_dunaier/7987552564/).)

At Shea Stadium, the Topps Starting Lineup was on top of the day-of-game ticket windows outside Gate E.

(Photo taken September 18, 2006. Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_dunaier/2379355086/).)

05-26-2013, 02:01 AM
2010 Reds season tickets had classic topps cards on them - really cool - I wonder if any other teams have done anything like it..

05-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Nats park doesn't have any modern display of cards (other than what's for sale in the team stores), but they do have some cool pics of Old Judges and Turkey Reds. The T3 replicas are in the Diamond Club and I didn't have access to it yesterday, so I took a couple of pics through the glass window.

05-26-2013, 04:32 PM
I grew up in St Louis but have lived in San Antonio since 1995. I was a SA Missions season ticket person for few years. And recently I was able to pick up a set of retro cards Topps made for Cubs Season ticket holders


05-26-2013, 05:23 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/BST/Cox2000.jpg (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/hrbaker/media/BST/Cox2000.jpg.html)

05-30-2013, 05:01 PM
Troy - Love the Anchor Steam Ale advertisement. Perfect for the "man cave"

After a quick search found these - not from a ballpark, but pretty nice anyway. There 8 versions on this guys site.


Troy Kirk
06-04-2013, 12:24 AM
There's some cool pictures posted in this thread, I enjoy viewing all of them. Here are a couple more I just took at Petco Park in San Diego. There is a statue of Jerry Coleman outside the park, with 3 posters behind the statue. In one of the posters, there is an enlarged copy of the 1980 Topps Padres team card with Jerry Coleman pictured as manager. There are elephants in the background of that picture, apparently taken at the zoo.



06-16-2013, 08:07 PM
Jeff - nice tickets, but just for clarification, June 8, 2009 was Bobby's 2000th Braves win...He earned his 2000th career win on Sept. 29, 2004 (the day my first child was born).

I check in on this thread periodically and I'm surprised no one has posted posted pics of the amazing tobacco card wall display in the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis. I think it's on the terrace or suite level where a lot of the indoor concession stands are (not sure what that's called there?). I'll try to snap a shot of it later this summer if it hasn't been posted by then.

06-22-2013, 11:20 AM
I was wrong in my earlier post. At Nationals Park the starting lineup is in the form of modern Topps cards. I took these at yesterday's (6/21/13) game.

06-22-2013, 12:34 PM
That's really cool how Topps and the ballparks have those starting lineup displays -- I'll have to look for that when I'm at Comerica next time. Cool pics, guys!

Gary Dunaier
06-26-2013, 12:14 AM
Here's another picture from Citi Field... this one, taken at about 9.30am on the morning of a day game, shows a ballpark worker in the process of changing the cards reflecting the starting lineup.

(Photo taken June 15, 2013. Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_dunaier/9082104622/in/set-72157634207294322).)

09-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Went to a series in St. Louis in August and forgot about my earlier promise to post some pics of the club-level walls, behind the broadcasting press box. They did a great job with these, in my opinion. I tried to upload a video I took from my iPad, but I guess the file is too large. Here are some pics from the video.

09-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Great post Brad

09-15-2013, 05:27 PM
Yes, great pics Brad. And thx for the clarification on the Braves tix, you are correct.

Rich Klein
09-15-2013, 05:55 PM
For the past several years, the Texas Rangers have used card-like elements on their scoreboard. It's always fun to see what design they are using this year.

09-17-2013, 02:42 PM
I know this is a "card" thread, but I figured this display is too neat not to post here. I'm guessing most folks on this board won't have a chance to see this.

The collection of longtime sportswriter Shirley Povich is on display in the main press box at Nationals Park in Washington. It contains his typewriter, his trademark hat, a 1924 World Series scorecard/program, a ball signed by Walter Johnson, etc. It also has this impressive display of World Series press pins, spanning 1924 to 1970 (with some years missing). Some years only have one pin, and some have phantom pins, but it's very impressive to see all of them together.

09-21-2013, 11:38 AM
Depending on what program you ended up with you could have received 1 of 4 different card. The cards were from the 1430 card set produced by The Sporting News and Megacards between 1991 and 1995 featuring regular sized cards with pictures from the Conlon Collection ( owned by The Sporting news)


Troy Kirk
09-21-2013, 01:12 PM
So many cool pictures in this thread, I wish we had pictures from all 30 major league stadiums. Brad, those pictures from St. Louis makes me want to go there to see a game and see them, they are fantastic. Those pictures Gary posted earlier of them putting up the big cards in New York are really great too.