One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Common Cards, Uncommon Photography II

It's back!! A while ago I did a post highlighting the great photography on the run of the mill cards that often get overlooked in our search for big hits.  I intended to make it a regular feature of the blog, and I have been setting aside a nice stack of cards that fit the bill.  Today I finally got around to scanning some of them.  I figure I'll do these in groups of nine - that way I can fill up a page and put them in a binder, so I'll know not to use those cards again in a future post.  Now on to the cards!

1989 Upper Deck Kent Tekulve #207:
When I saw the this card all I could I think of was Professor Farnsworth from Futurama.  The awkward body contortion, the look on his face, the glasses - it's too perfect.  "Good news, everyone!!"

1992 Donruss Triple Play Marquis Grissom #47:
A shot straight out of the movie Major League.  You can just see Marquis thinking "Shit, that's 20 pushups...."

1998 Topps Stadium Club Jay Buhner #20:
Buhner shows some decent hops on this attempt at saving a home run.  As a fan and collector it would be so cool to get immortalized on a baseball card the way that fan trying to catch the ball is on this card.  I'll take anything I can get when it comes to getting my face on cardboard!

1999 Fleer Tradition Mike Cameron #409:
 Mike Cameron clearly outdoes Buhner in the wall climbing department.  Awesome timing by the photographer to capture him at full extension.

1999 Fleer Ultra Andruw Jones #25:
The last two were good, but Jones takes the cake with this effort.  Is he man or Spider-man?!?!?

1997 Topps Troy O'Leary #54:
Looks like the pitcher gave ol' Troy a little chin music!

1998 UD Collector's Choice Eduardo Perez #72:
Eduardo showed up in my first "Uncommon Photography" post too.  I love cards like this that show multiple images in one shot.  Looks like he made a great catch!

1999 Fleer Tradition Jason Kendall #169:
A beautiful photo here.  The dirt kicking up and Kendall's helmet flying off look great.

1989 Upper Deck Jerry Reed #529:
We started the day with 1989 Upper Deck and now we come full circle.  "This next pitch is going to be delicious!!"

Previous Trivia Question:

What is the record for most triples in a single season?
Answer:  John "Chief" Wilson led the league with 36 triples as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1912.  That same season he set another record by tripling in 5 consecutive games from June 17-20!
Today's Trivia Question:
In 2010 the Colorado Rockies set a record for hits by consecutive batters while playing against the Chicago Cubs.  How many batters in a row notched a hit?

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