An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Dave Schmidt, 1987 O-Pee-Chee #372
One curious thing about O-Pee-Chee is the way they denoted offseason player movement. Why the quotation marks around "Now with Orioles"? Are they being sarcastic? Is this a direct quote of a league or team source? Or is it Dave Schmidt himself who is smugly broadcasting the fact that he's ditched those 90-loss White Sox in favor of the...um...89-loss Orioles? Does he realize that Earl Weaver just retired again? And what is up with his hair? Is that a 1920s flapper wig, or did he dye his hair black during a brief and ill-advised goth phase? So many questions, so few answers.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.