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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Oriole Bird, 2012 Topps Opening Day Mascots #M2
Here's a nifty surprise that arrived in the mail yesterday from our old friend Bob, a.k.a. Commishbob. It seems that Bob spotted one of my Coveted Cluster needs in his travels and grabbed it for me. It also seems that I need to update my list, since you eagle-eyed readers and fellow collectors have been helping me check off cards faster than I can seek out new needs. Perhaps some other day. In the meantime, thanks, Bob! I've never seen the point of Topps' Opening Day set, but if it continues to provide an excuse for the Bird to wriggle his way onto cardboard, more power to it. I love this photo especially, what with the beloved O's mascot peering in for the sign from his catcher whilst gripping the ball. I wonder if he'd be willing to take Tommy Hunter's next turn in the rotation.
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.