An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ben McDonald, 1994 Fleer Extra Bases Game Breakers #18
This is a pretty well-designed card, taking advantage of the horizontal format to juxtapose an action shot of Ben McDonald in mid-delivery with a zoomed-in shot of the tall Cajun in the set position. This card is also a pain in the butt, because it's oversized. At 2.5" by 4.7", it's about 33% taller than the standard card when set on its end. I've got odd cards of varying dimensions scattered around my spare room. I should really just gather them up and stash them all in a trusty shoe box. They should fit easily; that's one of the benefits of having enormous clown feet.
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.