[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner, who’s going to tell us about a vintage sports collectible that he recently acquired after seeing it listed in our own “Collector’s Corner” column. Enjoy! — PL]
There are a lot of significant visual changes on MLB diamonds this season — the addition of the Nike maker’s mark, the Padres’ return to brown, the return of the Brewers’ ball-in-glove logo, and more. But arguably one of the most important design revisions was unveiled yesterday, as the Phillies revealed the new-look Phillie Phanatic.
Photo courtesy of Dick Armstrong; click to enlarge
The photo shown above was taken during spring training in March of 1950. The gentleman on the right is Philadelphia A’s owner/manager Connie Mack, who was then 87 years old and was preparing to manage his 50th season — and, as it […]