Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1984 Topps Stadium Statues: Pirates vs. Giants

N.L. Wildcard Edition


PNC park in Pittsburgh is home to 4 statues of great Pirates players (5 if you count the sculpture of Ralph Kiner's hands), Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Bill Mazeroski, and Willie Stargell. There is a bust of former Pirates president, Carl Barger and 5 statues of Negro League players who were members of the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays; Cool Papa Bell, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Oscar Charleston. With so many greats to choose from, I had to go with the first guy I associate with the Pirates, Roberto Clemente.

In San Francisco's AT&T Park there are statues of Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda. They also have a statue of a seal. This is a nod to San Francisco's minor league team from 1903-1957. The statue of Willie McCovey sits, of course, on McCovey Cove.

2 comments:

  1. I stand by my statement yesterday, this concept absolutely MUST be in a Topps set.

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