The Dodgers' new pop-up museum is a treasure trove of team nostalgia and classic memorabilia
The Dodgers love to embrace their rich history (pun intended), and they doubled down on that recently with news of a pop-up museum being set up at Dodger Stadium. As seen atop this post (and narrated by Dodgers Supervisor of Tours and Special Events Brett Searson), it's really something to behold.
The museum, which opened on Dec. 2, features an incredible array of artifacts, memorabilia and relics from yesteryear -- everything from a preserved ticket stub from Jackie Robinson's MLB debut to some of Don Drysdale's earliest baseball uniforms, all the way up to some great visuals from Vin Scully's last day in the broadcast booth in October.
So, you may be asking, what exactly does this museum look like, and is it for you? Well, if you're even mildly interested in baseball history, yes, it's for you. And if you're a Dodgers fan? Well ... you'll want to squeeze in a visit.
As a preview, here's a small collection of images from the museum to give you an idea of its scope -- and note that there's a bounty of baseball history on display well beyond what you'll see below.
So many classic Dodgers jerseys
There's a massive wall of historic jerseys spanning decades, styles and all types of notable players. In addition, there's also some recent player jerseys with 2016 postseason patches, which is incidentally one of the things you see first upon entering.
Vin Scully ... on wax?
At one point, some high-profile Vin Scully interviews with baseball players and important figures were laid down on record. The museum has a handful of these super-collectable discs on display ...
As well as a big promotional poster (which Searson pointed out is particularly rare, in that there aren't many more of this specific poster/print known to exist):
It's basically a mini-Jackie Robinson museum, too
For those interested in Jackie Robinson mementos, well, feast your eyes on this childrens' board game:
And this collection of materials relating to his historic MLB debut with the Dodgers:
Yes, that's an original ticket stub priced at $1.75:
New gear, and lots of it
Not only does the museum feature some nostalgic looks back at Dodgers team history, but some more recent achievements are recognized as well -- like the team record for saves set by returning closer Kenley Jansen in June:
And, of course, Scully's final broadcast of his illustrious career is the focus of a special section, complete with some game notes from the day:
A signed baseball, no doubt the envy of everyone reading these words:
And, nearby, a photo from the recent Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House, where Scully was presented the illustrious award by President Obama:
The pop-up museum is open to the public on select days now up into Spring Training, so be sure to check it out if you're so inclined.