An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Friday, July 17, 2015
Vintage Fridays: Chuck Diering, 1956 Topps #19
Yikes. Apparently nobody told the Orioles that the All-Star Break ended tonight. Let's distract ourselves with this lovely card featuring Chuck Diering, the Most Valuable Oriole from the team's inaugural 1954 season. As is usually the case with 1956 Topps, the highlight of the card is the background scene. In this case, Chuck looks like he's belly-flopping into second base, giving us a great opportunity to see most of the #32 on the back of his jersey. As for his black-and-orange striped socks...I would very much like a pair of those.
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.