Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Vintage Fridays: Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson, 1968 Topps #530

Talk about a loaded card. The Robinsons combined to lead the Orioles to four World Series in six years, and two World Championships. They each won an MVP award in Baltimore, and combined to hit 447 home runs for Baltimore. They are, of course, both in the Hall of Fame, both wearing a smiling bird cap on their bronze plaques. On this card, they appear poised to burst from the visitor's dugout and charge the field, striking fear in the hearts of their fleeing enemies. They are the mighty Robinsons of Charm City.

7 comments:

Commish said...

I love this card. My two baseball heroes on one card.

shanediaz82 said...

Great card Kevin!

Kevin said...

Thanks guys! I spent much of my air travel time yesterday reading John Eisenberg's oral history of the Birds, so this card turned out to be a fitting dose of nostalgia.

Commish said...

Kevin, that's a nice book. Barnes and Noble has copies (used) for just a couple of bucks if anyone is interested. Probably at Amazon as well.

jacobmrley said...

this and the 1967 champions are my 2 favorite vintage orioles cards. since my days of butchering 3rd base, i have always liked brooks, and adding frank only make it cooler. have two better player with the same last name been on a team at the same time (excluding brothers?) i am hard pressed to come up with any...

dinged corners said...

Greatness...both the players and the card.

Kevin said...

Max - Yeah, nobody in baseball comes to mind, but the multiple Lewises of the 2000/01 Ravens Super Bowl team are a good football example: Ray, Jamal, Jermaine, and defensive coach Marvin. Maybe it's just a Baltimore thing!