Friday, April 18, 2014
Vintage Fridays: Chico Salmon, 1971 Topps #249
You don't see a lot of dugout photography on older cards. It opens up another part of the players' world to the collector. Of course, Chico Salmon seems slightly put out by the photographer's presence. "Look," he could be saying, "Is this going to take much longer? The rest of the guys are on the field already, and I've got the ball. They can't start without me, and Frank Robinson is not a patient man."
Meanwhile, I wish we could identify the anonymous recumbent player in the dugout. He doesn't have a care in the world.