Orioles Card "O" the Day

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mike Boddicker, 1984 Topps #191

Blink and you'll miss me today. I'm dashing this blog post off in a hurry so that I can head downtown with my lovely and patient and open-minded wife to attend a live taping of WWE RAW at the Baltimore Arena. I'd be excited about witnessing my first live WWE event in two years anyhow, but add in the fact that it's Janet's first live wrestling show of any kind and it gets a little more juice. Last week brought the cherry on top, as it was announced that this would be an "Old School" themed show. Yes, WWE is dipping into the nostalgia pool, harkening back to previous decades when it was known as the WWF. There will be retro-themed multimedia displays and set pieces (including those grand old red, white, and blue ring ropes), and some of the legends of the squared circle will make appearances. Ric Flair has already been confirmed, but the commercials also made reference to other names of my childhood. Rowdy Roddy Piper and "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase will surely ring a bell with many of you.

If anybody can understand nostalgia, it's baseball card collectors. I'm sure Topps wouldn't have spent the past 15 years cramming reprints of - and tributes to - yesteryear's cards down our throats if folks weren't buying the cards. For this Orioles fan, even the often-goofy 1980s rekindles a warm glow and thoughts of a time when the O's were World Champions and Mike Boddicker was just the latest 20-game winner instead of the last one in franchise history.


Commishbob said...

I don't know anything about wrestling,(I was dragged to an evening card in St. Louis once and saw someone named Gorilla Monsoon throw a bunch of dudes out of the ring but I hope you have a blast.

The Boddicker card is a nice one. I have always liked the Orioles cards in the '84 set. I'm partial to Topps sets that used the team colors like this one.

jacobmrley said...

You married a keeper.

GCA said...

Can't stare too long at Eva Marie or the Bella twins with the wife around!