Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cal Ripken Jr., 1996 Upper Deck #1

As this card shows, rendering foil cards is still a complete crapshoot for my trusty old scanner. Was, is, and ever shall be. Sure, the scratches show up loud and clear, but all of Cal Ripken's adoring teammates are a murky black and silver. I will decode them for you, from left to right: Arthur Rhodes, Doug Jones (holding camcorder, face obscured by Cal's right arm), Rafael Palmeiro, and Jeffrey Hammonds. Considering the scores of 2,131-centric Ripken cards that were produced in 1995 and 1996, these guys got a lot of cameo face-time on the Iron Man's cards. I wonder if they appreciated the additional exposure.

1 comment:

Zach said...

Doug Jones seems like a guy who doesn't appreciate anything