02 May 2012

1988 New York Yankees Press Player Identification Photo

     I'm not sure what the technical term for this item would be, but for the price, I couldn't pass it up as an addition to both my Hensley Meulens and Roberto Kelly collections.  I've seen lots of these popup on eBay in the last year, mostly priced beyond what I'd want to spend, but this is the only one that has featured two players I collect with a starting bid of under $10.  It's just too bad it didn't also have Dave Winfield on it!

     Presumably, sets of these were available to the media as a way to help identify the players on the teams, and given the inclusion of Meulens on this one in 1988, I have to conclude it was distributed during Spring Training, as Bam Bam wouldn't see big league playing time until August 1989.