Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cal Ripken, Jr., 1997 Donruss Studio #51

You know, baseball players in the 1990s had to put up with a lot of photo shoots featuring a lot of tedious, extraneous crap. Can you imagine having the chutzpah to ask Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball's Iron Man, all-time leading home run hitter among shortstops, and future Hall of Famer, "Hey, can you hold this baseball like it's an apple?". Anonymous photographer, you're just lucky that Cal isn't the violent type, or you'd be digesting that baseball.


jacobmrley said...

I believe the grimace on his face says it all. He looks like Boog Powell just dropped a deuce in the next stall.

Kevin said...

HA! Thanks for that mental image, Max.