An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Frank Robinson, 2011 Kimball Champions Mini #KC-77
Later this evening I will be at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to witness the unveiling of Frank Robinson's statue in the picnic area beyond the bullpens. I'm excited just to get the chance to see the Hall of Famer up (reasonably) close for the first time, and he won't be the only all-time great in attendance. Among others, the Orioles are expecting Hank Aaron, Bill Russell (the Celtics' center, not the Dodgers' shortstop), Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver, and Eddie Murray. It's an honor that is a long time coming for the man who retired with more career home runs than anyone other than Aaron, Babe Ruth, and Willie Mays. I'll definitely give you a report on the ceremonies, complete with pictures, in the next week.
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.