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Friday, August 9, 2013
Vintage Fridays: Tom Phoebus, 1970 Topps #717
I've got a bit of show and tell for you today. My parents recently found a nifty piece of memorabilia at home, commemmorating the 1970 World Champion Baltimore Orioles (click to embiggen):
As you can see, this plastic ruler has been well-used, but it's still hanging in there after 43 years. The front side of the ruler features manager Earl Weaver and the Orioles' starting position players, as well as their top three starting pitchers. The back features the coaching staff, reserve position players, and the rest of the pitchers. Unfortunately, Andy Etchebarren, Dick Hall, and Tommy Phoebus got the brunt of the wear and tear, but you can still faintly see their likenesses.
So now I'm curious: what's the most unusual item in your Orioles collection? Reply in the comments if you like.
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.