An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Rick Dempsey, 2004 Fleer Greats #77
My first thought about this card was that it was encouraging to see Fleer put out a "greats" set while looking outside of the done-do-death limits of Cal, Eddie, Brooks, Frank, and Jim. My second thought was that the photo looked mighty familiar. If you pay attention to the faded, sepia-toned background image, you can see an Angels batter with a prominent mustache. Sure enough, this is the exact picture of Rick Dempsey and Bobby Grich from the Dipper's 1984 Fleer card. What can you say? It's a good photo.
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.