Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jack Voigt, 1994 Fleer Ultra #10

I still love seeing the distinctive 1993 All-Star Game sleeve patch on Orioles cards from that era. It especially stands out on the black alternate jersey that Jack Voigt is modeling. This seems timely, since the O's have thrown their hat in the ring to be considered as host to the 2016 All-Star Game. They want to celebrate the 25th season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in style that year. They've got to have a pretty good chance, since I think Major League Baseball will have run out of shiny new taxpayer-funded stadiums to show off by then. Of course, we'll just have to play the waiting game for now, if we can stand it.


William said...

What are the odds you give of an Oriole playoff appearance by 2016? That's 4 more full seasons..,

Kevin said...

William, I don't even try to presume that the O's will make the playoffs before I reach middle age. In 4 more years, I give it 75 to 1 odds. That's keeping in mind that an extra wild card is on the way.

William said...

75:1? I think it's probably more like 6:1 -- the Yankees former dynasty is retiring, the Rays are hit-or-miss, the Red Sox could very easily flop, and the balance of power is shifting to the Central (Fielder) and West (Pujols, plus addition of the Astros in 2012). Okay, so the Astros aren't relevant to power. But you get the point.