Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Mike Flanagan, 1981 Fleer Star Stickers #56
Since I started trading with other bloggers and readers, I've gotten more than cards to add to my Orioles collection. There are the oddball coins, mini-books, temporary tattoos, and of course, stickers. I have dozens of stickers, just begging to be peeled: full-size player pictures with card-type backs, like Mike Flanagan here; mini album-size player pictures (Panini sticker albums were all the rage when I was a kid); full-color Orioles logo stickers from Fleer; and holographic logo stickers from Upper Deck. I can only imagine what would have become of these stickers if they'd come into my possession fifteen years ago or earlier. Chances are good that they would have been ripped from their backings and plastered all over my card boxes, binders, folders, notebooks, maybe even on top of a baseball-themed poster. I haven't quite figured out what to do with them now. The player stickers will probably stay put, since they're similar to cards. But I think my 1993 Toyota Camry would look pretty fierce with a bunch of 1980's Swinging Bird logos running across the side panel.