Vic Pallos remembers his first time. "It was 1954, and we'd just gotten our television set--a black-and-white model," recalls the 53-year-old. "We went to watch the Los Angeles Angels play at Wrigley Field, and I was amazed at how beautiful it was because the game was in color. I had seen grass before, but this was the greenest grass I had ever seen."
Since 1983, Pallos has paid tribute to baseball's past by producing postcard sets of old ballparks. Pallos' beloved Angels (and their cross-town rivals, the Hollywood Stars) were two of the top teams in the Pacific Coast League, the vaunted minor league that extended from San Diego to Vancouver. When the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn in 1958, the Angels and the Stars relocated; Wrigley Field, built by chewing-gum mogul William Wrigley in 1925 at 42nd Street and Avalon Boulevard in L.A., was demolished soon after.