his unapologetic tribute to the offbeat, off-centered charms of the 1982 Fleer set. It's still February, so there's no real live baseball to talk about. I thought I'd supplement his work by looking at some of the so-bad-they're-good Orioles cards from Fleer's sophomore effort. The charms of this Doug DeCinces card are numerous: the light saturation makes it look like a Polaroid, Doug's left arm is cut off, and he's got his right hand tucked into his waistband as if the photographer caught him leaving the restroom. This is the seventh card I've posted from the set. The others, in chronological order:
-A pigeon-toed Lenn Sakata takes infield practice on what looks like the local sandlot.
-John Lowenstein lets his freak flag fly.
-Tim "Bigfoot" Stoddard wears a Hefty bag and conspicuously tight pants during warmups.
-Dennis Martinez flashes his pearly whites and poses with a bat and helmet.
-Rich Dauer tries to turn two with Carlton Fisk bearing down on him, and Coke gets some product placement.
-Steve Stone, a curly hairdo, and a mess of Oriole Bird helmets.
Oh great, now I feel the urge to build another set. One thing at a time, Kevin...