Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Don Aase, 1986 Donruss Highlights #12

Have you ever found yourself wondering what Don Aase might have looked like without the tufted grandeur of his trademark walrus mustache? Probably not; that way lies madness. However, this isn't a rhetorical question. I recently added the former Oriole closer's 1976 Topps rookie card to my collection, one of those four-player combos that featured three other young pitchers. I was stunned to see a clean-shaven Aase in his scarlet Red Sox cap smiling back at me. He wasn't a bad-looking dude. See for yourself:
I still like him better with the ol' cookie duster. Your mileage may vary.

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