Cards like this made a brief appearance in “The Natural”. There was a scene where you saw sheets of these cards being printed as evidence of Roy Hobbs growing popularity. I doubt that my card was on one of the sheets which appeared in the movie, but hey, you never know.
This card is on fairly thin, white cardboard and is blank-backed.
The original Play Ball cards weren’t in color… here’s an example, courtesy of the fine people at COMC:
The Natural was a good movie, but by far what I like most about it was the visual detail involved. It’s an OK movie to watch, but a fantastic movie to look at, if you get my distinction.
What I particularly love about the movie are the amazingly beautiful New York Knights uniforms. I liked them so much that I bought a Knights cap from Ebbets Field Flannels some years ago. It’s an fantastic cap, made with wool flannel and shaped like a vintage ballcap. Unfortunately I think my head has gotten slightly larger – does that happen? – because the hat is tight on my head and I can’t wear it more than a few minutes before it starts to give me a headache. Pity, because I used to enjoy wearing it to shows.