Orioles Card "O" the Day

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.


Kyle said...

Reminds me of one of those cereal boxes 'Now with 20% more fiber!' or some such. 'Now with 20% more Orioles!'

Kevin said...

Kyle - It's new improved Raspberry Orioles!