Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pete Harnisch, 1989 Donruss #44

Today's card makes me laugh every time I come across it. Some days, I think that this blog could work surprisingly well in an all-mustache format. If I were to do that, I would certainly have to categorize each mustache. Pete Harnisch's cookie duster there would be known as the "Rookie New Yorker", a.k.a. "My First Mustache". It also occurs to me that George Sherrill's "flat breezy" has absolutely nothing on Pete's cap, which is resting safely on top of his head, with several inches of daylight between cap and skull. While I love the old-school Rated Rookie logo, the photo says it all: ROOKIE COMING! PLEASE DO NOT HAZE.

3 comments:

dinged corners said...

Yikes, his cap IS floating!

Laurens said...

The wad on his right cheek would be a harbinger of things to come for the talented and serviceable former MLB pitcher.

William said...

Pete Harnisch is the man, I love this card. I met him and got his 'graph before a Reds game in 1999. That's old school.