One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Common Cards, Uncommon Photography - Splendid Splinters Edition

As noted in a previous post, getting ready for Collector's Day back in November left me with a full binder full of cards with great photos to re-launch my "Common Cards, Uncommon Photography" series.  So many in fact that I was able to set aside a few groups that fell into "themes."  So without further ado:

"Splendid Splinters" (Part I) - Cards Featuring Broken Bats~!

2011 Topps Ramon Hernandez #233

A beautiful shot.  I love that they got both halves of the bat and the ball in the same picture.

2000 Topps Chili Davis #42

Chili looks like he is about to test that old saying that there's no shivving in baseball.

2007 Upper Deck Carlos Zambrano #283

Amazing timing to catch the bat while it is still in one piece!

2004 Upper Deck Jay Payton #258

I think Jay got just a little bit jammed, seeing as how he has approximately zero arm extension on this swing.

2010 Upper Deck Kyle Phillips #32

A fantastic shot capturing the rare "split the barrel right down the middle" break.

1993 Upper Deck Wes Chamberlain #267

I can't say I've ever seen a broken bat go backwards or towards the dugout, but that sure appears to be what is going on in this picture.

That's all for today, more to come in the next post!

1 comment:

  1. Cool cards. 1993 Upper Deck had some amazing photography!