An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Gary Roenicke, 1985 Fleer #188
I'm dumping-and-running today so that I can visit with a good friend and watch WrestleMania XXX. That's not the rating - this is the 30th annual mega-event put on by Vince McMahon and company. If it helps you understand how different things were back in 1985, baseball cards looked like this. There were 26 MLB teams in four divisions, compared to 30 and six today. The keynote celebrities at the first WrestleMania in Madison Square Garden included Cyndi Lauper, Liberace, Muhammad Ali, and former Yankee manager Billy Martin. (Hey, I managed to link rasslin' and baseball after all!) Enjoy your Sunday night, folks.
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.