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November 29, 2012

Under Construction: A 1955 Ebbets Field Model.

Master ballpark modeler Steve Wolf is building a masterpiece, just in time for the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Ebbets Field.

Steve Wolf has earned a reputation for building the greatest Baseball Stadium Models in the World. His work has been featured in numerous publications, television shows, exhibits, and museums. His creations are highly sought after by the biggest collectors in the hobby.

If you want a Steve Wolf model, unfortunately you usually need to join the waiting list. And wait a long time... Until now. For the first time, you can jump to the head of the line and acquire this Ebbets Field model. When the ballpark is completed, it will be featured in the 2013 Robert Edwards Auction.

This Ebbets Field replica will be amazing - sitting on a base 42"x 52", the model will be enclosed with thick museum quality glass and a custom table (similar to the Steve Wolf Yankee stadium model below).

Pictured above: Steve Wolf's 2009 Yankee Stadium model

Staying true to the specifications of the real stadium, the Ebbets Field model will contain approximately 31,902 seats.

Pictured above: Exact recreations and details are taking shape on the Ebbets Field replica.

Features to be incorporated into the ballpark include:

A beautiful brick exterior
Dodger blue seats adorned with red box railings throughout
7 muscular light towers that will illuminate the playing surface
A fully lighted interior
Advertisements and billboards from 1955 will be faithfully reproduced
World Series bunting flags will adorn the stands
A left field foul line running up the retaining wall to the left field stands
A beautifully detailed scoreboard
Angled wall and highly detailed screen in right field
Lighted press boxes
Photographer's nests under the 2nd deck

This extraordinary model will become the centerpiece for a special collector and the winner of this auction will feel as if they stepped back into time to that incredible summer of 1955 in Brooklyn, NY when the Dodger's won the World Series over the mighty New York Yankees (sorry Yankee fans) for the first and only time in New York!

Look for further updates on this story when the model is finished. Steve informed us that this will probably be his last Ebbets Field replica, as he has been retained for some other projects after this creation is completed.

Here's a look at a few other ballparks Steve has made over the years:

Pictured above: Steve Wolf putting the final touches on his Dodger Stadium creation. This model is exhibited at The Sports Museum of Los Angeles.

Pictured above: 2009 Yankee Stadium with 860 LED lights. The lighting system illuminates every part of the model, including the Luxury Suites, Broadcast Booths, and Team Store.

Pictured above: A 2008 Yankee stadium model that has LED lights and has been enhanced with vintage baseball cards, old ticket stubs and salesman-sample Yankee championship rings. A museum quality glass enclosure surrounds the model.

Pictured above: Fenway Park circa 2000 Displayed at the L.A. Sports Museum owned by world renown sports memorabilia collector, Gary Cypres. Also featured article in People Magazine June 2002.

Pictured above: Looking in from Center Field at home plate. Yankee Stadium circa 1961. The model was on display at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant, Manhattan, NY. from January '07- April '07 and it's home now is the L.A. Sports Museum owned by Gary Cypres.

Pictured above: Wrigley Field circa 1997. Owned and prominently displayed at Murphy"s Bleachers across the street from Wrigley Field.

For further information on Steve and his amazing models, visit his website: www.MajorLeagueModelsbySteveWolf.com.


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