This big (5.5"x3.5"), full-color postcard photo of Davey Johnson came to me a few weeks back from reader and fellow collector Randy. I'm not certain that it's from 1969, but that's my best guess because Davey is wearing the sleeveless home jersey that the Orioles donned occasionally during the 1968 and 1969 seasons. I love getting a rare look at one of the less-common uniforms in team history, and I always welcome oddball vintage items into my collection. It could also be a trick of perspective, but I'm pretty sure Johnson's eye black is lopsided. Didn't he use a mirror?
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.