1967 Topps Ron Santo Card - Wrigley Field Painting
This 1967 Topps Ron Santo card has a surprise on the back - an original painting of Wrigley Field. Artist Michael Koser always leaves a little bit of the original card visible through the painting, so you will notice "Ron Santo" on the left hand side of the painting and the Topps card # "70" just below it. This item is 1 of 1.
There's no other way to say, after 50+ years with the organization, Ron Santo was a Chicago Cubs icon! Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame 2 years after his passing in 2012, #10 was an absolute inspiration to both watch on the field and listen to in the broadcast booth.
His Baseball Hall of Fame plaque reads, "Chicago's beloved third basemen, belted home runs and defended the hot corner for 14 seasons at Wrigley Field, plus one final year at Comiskey Park. A nine-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, he was the grit and the glue of the Cubs lineups of the '60's. Mashed 342 career home runs, eight times belting 25 or more. Tallied 2,254 hits and batted .277, with 1,331 RBI. His courageous fight with diabetes during and after his career served as an inspiration to millions."
The Cubs have played at the "friendly confines of Wrigley Field" since 1914. The ballpark was known as Weeghman Park from 1914-1920 and then Cubs Park from 1920-1926.
“It’s impossible to not be excited doing Chicago Cubs baseball, especially at Wrigley Field.” - Harry Caray
"The thing we've always loved about the bleachers is that you never know who you're going to meet. One day we talked to some people sitting next to us and joined them after the game. That was the day I met my wife, Cece. We now have five children. Today, while the Ricketts family is responsible for Wrigley Field, it is also true that Wrigley Field is at least somewhat responsible for my family." - Tom Ricketts, Cubs CEO
"I love Wrigley Field. I love what it stands for. I understand the South Side and Comiskey Park and Soldier Field - I played in all of them. But there's something about Wrigley Field that is Chicago, maybe the North Side more than anything else. It's a great place with great history and I'm glad I was part of it." - Mike Ditka
Quotes from the book "A Century of Wrigley Field"
Card is ungraded.