An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Don Aase, 1986 Donruss Highlights #12
Have you ever found yourself wondering what Don Aase might have looked like without the tufted grandeur of his trademark walrus mustache? Probably not; that way lies madness. However, this isn't a rhetorical question. I recently added the former Oriole closer's 1976 Topps rookie card to my collection, one of those four-player combos that featured three other young pitchers. I was stunned to see a clean-shaven Aase in his scarlet Red Sox cap smiling back at me. He wasn't a bad-looking dude. See for yourself:
I still like him better with the ol' cookie duster. Your mileage may vary.
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.