Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rafael Palmeiro, 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack #154

I just received this card as part of my haul from Tribe Cards' "Trick or Treat" giveaway. It's a fairly appropriate representation from the small box; while there were considerably more "tricks" than "treats", I had a blast flipping through one of the most random assortments of trading cards that I've ever seen. Of the seven Orioles cards, there was only one that I already had, and one of the new ones was a very cool die-cut and serial-numbered Cal Junior. As David had recently sent me an awesome assortment of O's per my participation in his Scratchoff tournament, I was surprised to see that he had any left to send me this time!

Other than the handful of Orioles, the only other baseball-related items were a loosely wrapped pack of 1991 Donruss and a sheet of 1986 Topps Baseball Tattoos. I'd never opened a pack of the latter, so that was a treat. My sheet included two Orioles: outfielders Fred Lynn and Mike Young. I'm tempted to sport them on my pale biceps, but maybe I'll do a test run with some schmuck like Ed Nunez or Cecilio Guante.

The highlights among the non-baseball cards included Topps American Pie issues of Richard Nixon (Tricky Dick or Treat?) and Janis Joplin, a Donruss Americana II featuring Erik Estrada, some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cards (from both the original TV series and the movie), an Impel Olympics Jim Thorpe, a couple ridiculous "Mega Metal" cards starring Iron Maiden, King Diamond, and pre-haircut Bon Jovi, some WWF and WCW cards (including an awesome Jesse "the Body" Ventura action shot), a pair of Garbage Pail Kids, a Yo! MTV Raps issue of Bell Biv Devoe that's totally going to my ex-roommate, and best of all, a CMA "Country Gold" of Billy Ray Cyrus in total Achy Breaky Mullet/Tank Top/Miley-Free mode.

In all seriousness, I don't know what the fate of these cards will be (Nixon and Ventura are 100% keepers, though). But three cheers to David, who has a weird sense of humor that I can totally identify with!


--David said...

LOL! It was just as much fun reading your takes on your 'tricks' as it was gathering them up for you! Feel free to turn most of them into bike spoke fodder if you wish!! :-)

Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

I love how Rafey is making a nice backhanded grab of the "Fun Pack" logo. How did he see that?!? Must be the glasses!