Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kurt Ainsworth, 2004 Topps Total Silver #599

Major case of writers' block today. I decided to reach into a box of cards and pull one out at random. As a result, you are looking at Kurt Ainsworth posing in Fort Lauderdale with his personalized Nike glove, which has three distinct Swoosh logos visible. Very subtle, Nike. What you can't see is the duct tape that is undoubtedly holding Kurt's right shoulder and elbow together. By 2005, that stuff gave out for good. Such is the life of the endangered species known as the pitching prospect.


Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

It actually almost looks like he doesn't even have a right arm in this photo.

I will be sending you a "similar" card showing Armando Benitez with only half a right arm (how appropriate).

Kevin said...

Tim - Armando never lacked for an arm. The head, on the other hand...