Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Juan Bell, 1992 Donruss #479

The above is a great action shot of Juan Bell leaping over Carlos Quintana as the Red Sox first baseman barrels into second base to attempt to break up the double play by interrupting Bell's throw to first. But it gets even better. Below is Quintana's card (#609) from this set, with a photo taken mere seconds later at a different angle. I first learned of this phenomenon in an issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly over a dozen years ago. I carried that pointless knowledge somewhere in the recesses of my brain until the day that I came into possession of both cards, the pair representing one of the neat little quirks that make collecting small rectangles of cardboard a reward unto itself.

4 comments:

Jeremiah said...

That could be a cool insert concept for really great plays. Almost like a flip book.

Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

This is a really cool pairing that I have never heard of before. Do you know of any others like this, or is this one-of-a-kind?

Kevin said...

Tim - This is the only example I've ever come across. Juan Bell is a unique snowflake ;)

Patricia said...

A midair moment from two angles! rounding thirty 3rd brings up a great question...what are the other instances?