A Kodak Pocket Camera and My First Trip to Shea

New York City-July 16, 1977

The following photos were taken with a Kodak Pocket Instamatic camera. My father had received it free from a Domino’s Sugar promotion in the early 70’s.

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Kodak Pocket Instamatic. Free from Domino’s Sugar.

The quality of the photos bear out the “freeness” of the camera.

July 16th,1977 was my first trip to Shea Stadium to see the New York Mets. Their opponent was the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates had Willie Stargell and were still two years from the 1979 “We Are Family” world championship team. The Mets were one month removed from the “Midnight Massacre” when they traded “The Franchise” Tom Seaver. There had been a Blackout in NYC two days earlier and less than a month later David Berkowitz, known as Son of Sam, would be arrested for a string of shootings and murders in New York City.

Here a few photos from that trip to Shea Stadium.

Taken w/ Kodak Pocket Camera

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Behind Shea Stadium scoreboard. My excitement as I approached Shea was insane.

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View between stands and scoreboard.

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Exterior blue and orange panels.

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Shea Stadium scoreboard. It looked just like it did on WOR-TV Channel 9. “Schaefer is the one beer to have when you’re having more than one”.

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From 1st base stands. Yellow wooden seats and Ed Kranepool at 1st base. Believe me…that’s him.

Shea Stadium

Everyone needs a haircut.

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Center field view. Willie, Mickey, Joe D, and the Duke. FBI enhancement would not help this photo.

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3rd base stands.

Kodak Pocket Instamatic

Stands are cut straight as an arrow and Mr Met is lower left. See his head..left of the pill box cap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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