Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jeffrey Hammonds, 1998 Collector's Choice #313

A few thoughts about this card:

  • It's always interesting to see card photos from 1997 featuring the "24" decal on the Orioles' helmets. Of course, that was a sign of support for outfielder Eric Davis, who was battling colon cancer during that season.
  • I like the placement of the O's logo in the bottom left corner. It complements the picture, rather than distracting from it.
  • This could be one of two games: June 30, 1997 or July 2, 1997. Both games featured Jeffrey Hammonds starting in right field for the Birds and Mike Lieberthal catching for the Phillies. Both were Baltimore wins, 8-1 and 10-6, respectively. In the first game, Hammonds went 1-for-3 with a walk and was replaced by pinch runner Tony Tarasco in the seventh inning. In the latter game, Jeffrey went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning off of Ricky Bottalico. This late blast gave the O's some insurance after Lieberthal had hit a two-run shot off of Arthur Rhodes in the previous half-inning.
  • I really, really need to clean the glass on my scanner.

1 comment:

Zach said...

You're 32 posts away from 2,632 (but who's counting?).