You smell that? Fresh mowed grass, stretched out smooth and green over a perfect ball field. You hear that? The youth restoring crack of a finely honed piece of ashwood against the firm leather hide of a brand new ball, the sound of metal cleats across the blacktop walkway leading to the dugout. Yeah, more than anything else in nature that occurs to herald the onset of spring, for me, the beginning of the baseball season is the surest sign. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved baseball. In those days we couldn’t play it enough. We had all day into the night marathon games with our buddies on our own homemade diamond in the huge field behind our house. I remember the cool, crisp spring mornings we would get up early, grab our gear and hit the field. Yeah, that’s Spring.
So in honor of the start of a new baseball season and the arrival of spring we feature the 1950s/60s Nabisco Rice & Wheat Honeys Cereal Premiums Baseball Players as our FIGURE OF THE WEEK
A second series of baseball figures was made about 1958. This group WAS made and sold by Lido.
|Baseball players by Lido. These were the only figures actually made by Lido|