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Sunday, September 1, 2013
Adam Jones, 2013 Topps Allen and Ginter #157
Keeping with yesterday's theme, here's a look at the base card design for this year's Allen and Ginter set. I've never been crazy about horizontal action photos in a brand that lends itself so well to vertical portraits, but fortunately it still seems like the bulk of the cards are indeed portrait-style. Anyhow, Adam Jones is a natural choice for today, since his three-run homer off of Joba Chamberlain was the capper on a seven-run seventh inning rally that allowed the O's to slip out of New York with a 7-3 win and kept their postseason hopes flickering for another day. With 27 games yet to play in 2013, Adam has already reached a career high with 98 RBI, and his 28 home runs are four shy of his personal-best total of 32 from last year. If he can have a good September, the Birds could still make up the three games they need to catch Tampa Bay in the wild card race. Stranger things have happened.
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.