Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mark Reynolds, 2012 Bowman Gold #52

This card showed up in a package that just arrived from across the Atlantic Ocean, courtesy of Jack Plumstead of The Pursuit of 80's(ness). We haven't traded in a few years, so it was nice to hear from him...even if I do hope that my Orioles trounce his Red Sox in the three-game series that just got underway an hour ago. It would be especially nice if Mark Reynolds could reverse his near-season-long struggles and crank out a few home runs against Boston pitching. Although this photo appears to have been taken at a Grapefruit League game in Sarasota, it's nice to see an Esskay sign making its blurry presence felt in the background. As a true O's fan, naturally I buy only Esskay chicken and pork franks. Whenever I check the receipt from the Food Lion, I always get a chuckle: the shorthand from the scanner reads "Oriole Meat Franks". I choose to believe that no Baltimore Orioles have been harmed in the production of my wieners, but if they have, they are quite delicious.


Ryan H said...

A Mark Reynolds gold card, with him holding a glove, playing third base. With my twisted sense of humor this card is really ironic!

BTW, I wish they sold Esskay down here in Richmond. We even shop at the same grocery store chain!

Zach said...

This post is alarmingly clairvoyant: Reynolds hitting a couple dingers? Wow. Speaking of which, can you send me tonight's Powerball numbers? I'd like to retire as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Quick, wish for a World Series title too!