This set's got more than novelty value for me, as I lived in one of the Quad Cities during this very era and saw my first live baseball game at its riverbank park. I can still remember crawling under a fence into the "closed" seating to retrieve a foul ball around age 3, the perfect time for squeezing into places adults can't. (What's got two thumbs, a free ball, and probably nagged his parents to leave by the third inning? This guy.)
The Quad Cities metro area straddles the Mississippi River, with two communities from Iowa (Davenport and Bettendorf) on its west riverbank and two more from Illinois (Rock Island and Moline) on the east. Baseball's got a long history in the town and built its stadium right on the water. A flood wall surrounds the park itself and elevated walkways lead fans to the stands, creating high water images like this.
|Game (and flood) in progress at Woodmen Park, Davenport, IA|
Value: Non-star major league singles cost a few dollars. I bought this one from MinorLeagueSingles.com.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.