Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Vintage Fridays: Andy Etchebarren, 1967 Topps #457

This is most probably my favorite Andy Etchebarren card. I love the angle, which makes it look like he's rearing back to fire the ball right through the frame at me. The block-lettering "Orioles" doesn't even look bad, and the juxtaposition with the yellow "Orioles" team name at the bottom is visually interesting. The impish grin and sideways glance suggest that Etch is sharing a laugh with a teammate just off-camera. And of course, we have the Florida palm trees and the Yoo-Hoo sign in the outfield behind him. Who doesn't love the syrupy assault of a nice cold Yoo-Hoo?

1 comment:

Rob said...

Yoo-hoo. Awesome. You could probably do a whole week of O's card with advertisements in the background...