This is a postcard I recently rediscovered in my childhood collection. At one time it was in a scrapbook, as evidenced by the cellophane tape residue at the top and bottom. I wish I could tell you a good story about how I "wrote away for" this card and how excited I was when it arrived in my mailbox in Chicago. Unfortunately those memories are gone or are lost in a "corrupted file" in my brain. At least I held onto it and can now appreciate it 45 years later.
I love the stamp of the happy Cubbie. Back in the summer of 1973 an average Joe could still "join the fun at Wrigley Field" without breaking the bank. Even a kid could get an unreserved seat for a buck or two. Nothing like it is today.
On the date this card was postmarked the Cubs played the Phillies and lost 6-5. George Brett's much traveled brother Ken went the distance for the win and Milt (almost had a perfect game) Pappas took the loss. It was the second game of a double-header and Mr. Santo after having gone 1-3 in the opener was resting but pinch hit in the 8th, flying out to right field.