Johnny Bench 2011 Topps Marquee – Help Me Learn More About This Photo!!!!
I have been scooping up some great modern-era cards of Johnny Bench over the last few months.
And this card, my newest find, certainly ranks near the top of that list.
The card is from the 2011 Topps Marquee set.
And it is a beauty. Have a look:
The great thing about this card is that you know that there is some history behind the photo that was used.
Because the A’s and Reds only had a chance to meet in the World Series back in the 1970’s, we can easily say that the photo was taken during the Fall Classic.
And since Bench and his Reds teammates only played in one World Series match-up against the Oakland A’s, we also know that this photo was taken in 1972.
If you look closely at the background of the picture, you can see that the dugout is from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. That means that this photo was taken during either Game 3,4, or 5 from the 1972 World Series.
Can anyone out there get me any closer to when this photo was shot?? Game 3, 4, or 5? What inning?
Let’s see what you can come up with!!