i've seen regular season major league baseball games in 22 different stadiums, although that total includes both the hubert h humphrey metrodome and target field in minneapolis. so, there are nine stadiums that i have yet to visit to have seen each major league team in their home whites. one of the things that i like to do at each stadium is look for the retired jersey numbers.
i first noticed them on telecasts from candlestick park, and have been intrigued ever since. unfortunately, i've only been to candlestick for football. still, i've seen my fair share of retired basseball numbers across the country. i usually try to take a photo, but i am not always successful in that regard.
sometimes, these retired numbers show up on baseball cards, and i at one time considered having a mini-collection of such appearances. as it is, i decided to keep dave bergman's 1983 topps card in my "favorite card of the year" mini-collection, and i keep sightings of jackie robinson's retired number 42 (like at the oakland coliseum and featured on this 2019 topps heritage denard span card)
in my "42" mini-collection.
the other retired number i look(ed) for on cards was steve garvey's number 6, retired by the padres since 1988. believe it or not, i've had some success!
this 1992 mother's padres card of jose melendez
it shows up again on this 1993 mother's padres craig shipley card
it is also featured (although very blurrily) on tim teufel's 1993 topps stadium club card
like i said, blurry.
i found a photo from getty images that features a slightly different take on the placard
a different configuration of garvey's retired number shows up on trevor hoffman's 1997 upper deck collector's choice card:
now you can see it next to hoffman's right forearm.
here's a photo i took at jack murphy/qualcomm stadium in 2002, with all of the padre numbers on display: