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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Brooks Robinson, 2011 Topps Kimball Champions Mini #71
Earlier today, a statue depicting Brooks Robinson winding up to throw to first base was officially dedicated across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The nine-foot bronze sculpture stands on the plaza at Washington Boulevard and Russell Street, and was commissioned by The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and The Dorothy L. and Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. Foundation. Brooks and his wife Connie were joined at the brief ceremony by several local officials, former teammates such as Ronnie Hansen and Scott McGregor, Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson, and about 1,000 enthusiastic O's fans. I can't wait to see the statue for myself next spring when I grab a beer at Slider's. For now, a picture will have to do. It looks like Baltimore's Joseph Sheppard did a fine job creating it!
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.