1951 BOWMAN DUKE SNIDER CARD - EBBETS FIELD PAINTING
This 1951 Bowman Duke Snider card has a surprise on the back - an original painting of Ebbets Field. Artist Michael Koser always leaves a little bit of the original card visible through the painting, so you will notice "Duke Snider" running through the infield into the outfield seats. This item is 1 of 1.
Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer Duke Snider, "The Duke of Flatbush", was an 8X All-Star, 2X World Series Champion. He played for the Dodgers from '47-'62, Mets in '63 and Giants in '64. After his playing career Snider went on to call games for the San Diego Padres and then the Montreal Expos.
Tommy Lasorda said of Snider, “I was Duke’s teammate and looked up to him with respect. Duke was not only a great player, but he was a great person, too. He loved his family and loved the Dodgers. He was the true Dodger and represented the Dodgers to the highest degree of class, dignity and character.”
Crosstown rival Willie Mays said, “Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even though he was a Dodger.”
Snider was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. He passed away in 2011.
The Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbets Field from 1913-1957. With the exception of possibly Yankee Stadium, there may not have been another ballpark in baseball history that was more iconic and loved.
"Sometimes, sitting in the park with my boys, I imagine myself back at Ebbets Field, a young girl once more in the presence of my father, watching the players of my youth on the grass fields below - Jackie Robinson, Duke snider, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges. There is magic in these moments, for when I open my eyes and see my sons in the place where my father once sat, I feel an invisible bond among our three generations, an anchor of loyalty and love linking my sons to the grandfather whose face they have never seen but whose person they have come to know through this most timeless of sports." - Doris Kearns Goodwin "Wait 'Til Next Year"
"We Wept. Brooklyn was a lovely place to hit. If you got a ball in the air, you had a chance to get it out. When they tore down Ebbets Field, they tore down a little piece of me." - Duke Snider
Card has corner wear and is ungraded.