Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage Fridays: Andy Etchebarren, 1970 Topps #213

Since I'm away for a few days, you're getting the short form and liking it. As mentioned recently, this is the beautiful card that reader Alan got Andy Etchebarren to autograph for me at a York Revolution vs. Somerset Patriots game last month. I don't care for the 1970 Topps design, but this is a great photo: "Etch" glowering at the photographer from under the shade of his cap brim while choosing the only bat on the rack that is coated in pine tar. He's sporting some sharp sideburns and a black batting glove that makes me wonder if he ever rode a Harley. A mysterious mustachioed man sits in the dugout, perhaps observing player behavior in a Jane Goodall-type fashion. This card has got it goin' on.

Fun fact: the card number is #213, and as this card auto-posts I will probably be driving down MD Route 213 to Washington College. Go figure.


FreeTheBirds said...

Etch gets my vote for "most handsome Oriole".

jacobmrley said...

coincidence? yeah, probably.

Kevin said...

FTB - Look up Frank "Noodles" Zupo some time. He gives Etch a good run for it.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Love the Vintage Fridays!