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1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese might be the greatest Dodger card ever made

Posted in Instagram Portraits with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

Dodgers.

Whether you’re talking about the Los Angeles or Brooklyn squad, the legacy of the Dodgers runs deep.  And on cardboard there is no shortage of options when searching for the greatest Dodgers picture card of all time.

But in my mind, they don’t get much better than this:

We see a lot of great photography on modern cards.  And we rarely stop and think about it when we imaged of infielders with a glove in their hand emblazoned on our collectibles.  But this 1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese is quite amazing given the technology of the time.

Think about it.  The photographer caught Reese in mid air making the throw from second base to first.

Was it staged?  Absolutely.

But the photographer still had to capture Reese several feet in the air with a camera that is antiquated by today’s standards.

Simply amazing.