Thursday, February 28, 2013
R.A. Dickey, Jim Konstanty and a bunch of other cards I enjoy
By Dan | DGood73
I love looking at sports cards. The pictures tell a story. Most of my cards aren't worth very much. I don't mind.
I started posting cards to a Tumblr page - something for fun, something I've enjoyed.
Most of the cards are real. The above (Photoshopped) card shows the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, R.A. Dickey, on a 1977 Blue Jays card.
The other cards I've posted reflect some of my favorite sets, players and images. 1952 Topps Jim Konstanty. 1909-11 T206 Barney Pelty. Ken Caminiti. 2001 Bowman Heritage Hank Blalock ... still hopeful for that one!
And then there's 1953 Bowman Color, one of the most beautiful sets of all-time. The images are so personal and special, magically capturing the innocence, youth, greatness and gold of 1950s baseball.
Who can forget Steve Lake and his parrot "Ruffles" together on a 1991 Studio card? Or Tony Gwynn fishing in 1997 Upper Deck? Card collecting is a special hobby, and it's fun to see players and moments commemorated on cardboard.