Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Monday, November 30, 2009

Earl Weaver, 1989 Pacific Legends #179

Sometimes, Monday rolls around after a long and fulfilling holiday weekend and you wonder how you'll ever get back into the grind. It's dark, it's rainy, you're drawing a blank on Christmas gift ideas, and you know that you should squeeze in a workout but you just don't feel like it.

That's when you go back to basics and scan a simple, classy card with a photo of an uncomfortable-looking Earl Weaver kneeling in foul territory down the third base line in Memorial Stadium. It seems cruel to have Earl kneel - as if he isn't short enough already? Speaking of little things (sorry, Earl), if you click on the image to enlarge it, you might be able to make out "WEAVER" written on the flap of his cleat. I dig it. I also wonder if the skipper is reaching for a pack of smokes in that right hip pocket, but that's neither here nor there.

5 comments:

Commish said...
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Commish said...

Earl+Memorial Stadium+sweet striped stirrups. What could be better?

This one made my day.

Kevin said...

Bob - Glad to be of service. :)

jacobmrley said...

weaver had a little pocket sewn into the inside of his jerseys for his smokes. no pants pocket for his ciggys to get crushed.

http://www.baseballisgood.com/images/earl-weaver-baseballisgood1.jpg

look at the square next to the #4 on his jersey. there they are. even in fashion, he was a couple moves ahead of everyone else.

Kevin said...

Max - I think I'd heard that before. Maybe it was the lighter he kept in his pants ;)