Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#125 Bill Rigney


#125 Bill Rigney
Progress: None,  3rd of this card
How acquired: $2.62 on ebay
Condition: Very Good
I didn't actively seek a 3rd copy of this Rigney.  It came as part of a larger lot of cards I recently purchased.  The coloring really makes his Giants hat look like a Mets cap.  I've never read anything, but it's probably not the craziest theory in the world to suggest that the Mets hat was meant to incorporate elements of the Giants and Dodgers.  Blue for Brooklyn, and the orange NY for the Giants.


2 comments:

  1. It's not a theory according to the Mets' website.

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/history/timeline1.jsp (Nov. 16, 1961).

    But it also mentions that New York State's colors or blue and orange.

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  2. Interesting. Doesn't say why Mr. Shea was deemed no longer worthy of being their Stadiums name sake. Any idea what kind of dirt they dug up on him?

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