No baseball cards were harmed in the making of this video.
The cards are not bad, although they did not instill devotion. One compelling attribute is that each pack has some decent visual variety.Lucy really likes Hideki Okajima's smile. And what's neat about the Ryan Sweeney card below?:
The player in the foreground is not the player named on the card, so that breaks with convention a little. The Pettitte hat tip would be more crisp if umpire parts weren't strewn behind him.
Not a thriller, that Johan shot. And...
...don't get us started.
The blaster box on the side included this Red Sox cutout card and one of Mr. Utley. In particular because of the Red Sox card, there was considerable glee around here when Lucy ninja-kicked the box.
These two were in one pack, and that's what we mean by visual variety. One pack, two catchers, very different cards.
The Bobby rookie card gets three out of four dings. One question, though. Why the RC symbol AND the rookie banner? Is this not overkill?
We are betting that these two players sign autographs as Matt T--- and Chris J---.
Love this card. Don't know why.
Do other members of the team feel bad when one is singled out as Face of the Franchise? For instance, the Mariners aren't too thrilled by Ichiro's star treatment. What are the basic requirements to be Face o' Franch? Batting average? Likeability? Photogenic-ineity?
We are not overly moved by Tim Redding cards. So he's sandwiched in there. Colby Rasmus is cute as a button. Chan Ho Park is doing the best he can with that Sears Photo Studio backdrop.
Again, no repetitive boringnosity. Two nice-looking cards. Mr. Schafer is apparently 15 years old.This blaster was lousy with Yankees and Phillies, which we didn't find uplifting. That's an interesting shot of Mr. Delgado. It does not bespeak deep interest in whatever was going on.
Mr. Hill is holding a tiny baseball, while Mr. Tallet got hold of a very large baseball. O-Pee-Chee may salute the historic opening of two new baseball stadiums in New York:but both ON and INSIDE the box, it's all about Yankee Stadium. YAWN. We're sure there is a more dullardly approach to baseball card design. Wait while we try to come up with it.
Two great smiles! Mr. Loney does not often smile on his baseball cards, either.
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