An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Monday, January 2, 2012
Cal Ripken, Jr., 2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #14
This card was part of a weekly hobby giveaway from 2006, and I'm not so hot about it. While the design is meant to mimic Cal's 1982 rookie card, the photo is clearly from the 1989-1991 era. Oh well, it's not like Topps has an enormous photo archive and thousands of hours of manpower to rely on for oversight. That's even a lackluster photo, with Cal looking dazed and wearing a mighty unfashionable black turtleneck with double orange stripes. As I mentioned several days ago, I now have over 40 copies of this lovely card at my disposal, thanks to an odd draw from Thorzul's cheapo lot break. I'm thinking about fastening them all together in a single sheet to make the world's most unappealing and uncomfortable quilt. That is, unless you have any better ideas.
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.