It takes a very special photo to ground a baseball card in a specific moment in baseball history, or even history in general. Take a look at that big, blocky, gray cordless phone in Cal Ripken's hand and you're transported back in time to the days before Blackberries and iPhones, a time when you had to have significant upper body strength to hoist a phone and its clunky battery to your ear. We are living in the future.
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.