Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cal Ripken, Jr., 1992 U.S. Playing Card Co. Aces

A helpful hint for companies who may be producing oddball baseball cards: yes, MLB licensing is all well and good. But if you wish to be taken seriously, it would be lovely if you proofread the cards a couple extra times. You know, just to make sure that you didn't misspell the name of the reigning American League MVP. That would be embarrassing and unprofessional, right? Right. I'm glad we had this little talk.

4 comments:

jacobmrley said...

sadly, Fleer did this once as well:

http://hardysite.com/images/ripkin.jpg

Jonathan said...

Or put the AL MVP on the nine of diamonds. Sheesh. That's like being on a commemorative Monopoly game, but taking the spot of St. James Place.

Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

You would like to think a little thought could go into placing the players on the cards, like putting Cal on the 8 of something (hearts, clubs, or diamonds would all be appropriate). I am curious who the 4 Aces were in the deck - I hope they were at least pitchers.

Kevin said...

Max - I've got that one as well. Also, Topps did it on his 1992 Stadium Club card, but only on the back.

Jonathan - But it's a diamond, like baseball, and nine for the 9 positions and...oh, forget it. You're right.

Tim - I found a scan of the front of the box on eBay. It shows three of the four aces as Cecil Fielder, Dennis Martinez, and Julio Franco. Yikes.