Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chris Hoiles, 1997 Collector's Choice #38

Nothing beats a great play-at-the-plate photo. Here we have Chris Hoiles lunging and laying the tag down with authority on Bernard Gilkey of the Mets. Hoiles has his tongue sticking out in intense concentration and his upper body twisted 45 degrees away from his legs. Gilkey has his batting gloves tucked in his left rear pocket, and his sliding legs have kicked up one hell of a dust cloud. With his left arm outstretched and his hand frozen in a clawlike gesture, it looks like he's trying to gouge the catcher's eyes out. Nice try, Bernard. You are OUT.


Anonymous said...

great photography on that card
plays at the plate are great

Kevin said...

Love them or hate them, Upper Deck really took baseball card photography to the next level.

Anonymous said...

they really did