Olagato House

November 10, 2008

Card of the Day: 1993 Upper Deck Todd Stottlemyre

Filed under: baseball cards, Card of the Day — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:42 pm

Here’s another one out of my endless supply of ’93 UD, back from the days of quality and quirky card photography.

1993 Upper Deck Todd Stottlemyre

are his ears pointed?

Apparently, back in the ’80s, Toronto was attempting to sign Elves as international free agents. They ran into a snag when they discovered this particular Elf was actually born in Washington, but they decided to blow their first round draft pick on him anyway. He then proceeded to have a 14-season MLB career mostly consisting of being a league-average starter.

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November 8, 2008

Card of the Day: 1993 Upper Deck Curt Schilling

Filed under: baseball cards, Card of the Day — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:32 pm

Why, yes, I do have a 1993 UD factory set. I had scanned these for general amusement purposes before my scanner died on me. (I went to Best Buy today…and bought a toaster oven. Next paycheck, maybe?)

Here’s the back of a card. The front is your standard Pitcher Throwing a Ball In-Game shot. The back….

1993 Upper Deck Curt Schilling

warning: bunts

Relief pitchers bunting! It’s the greatest! OK, so Schilling was a starter for half the year, but you know relief pitchers never usually take BP (only wacky dudes like Seth McClung do that) and AL relief pitchers take BP even less so, and that’s what he was until 1991. Even after 17 seasons in the NL and 3 of AL interleague games, Curt Schilling was still dead useless at batting, with a lifetime batting average of .151 and OPS of .349. (He drew a lot of walks in 1999 for no discernable reason, and also hit a triple. How?)

November 7, 2008

Card of the Day: 1993 Upper Deck Alan Embree

Filed under: baseball cards, Card of the Day — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:32 pm

And welcome to the filler portion of this blog! I was actually planning on making my first Card of the Day a non-sport release, but I need to do some research first (which is mostly consisting of “waiting for my Japanese-fluent friends to get on gtalk”–and they haven’t) so you get this instead.

1993 Upper Deck Alan Embree

1993 Upper Deck Alan Embree

Embree certainly was a rookie in 1992, but he was about 80 kinds of awful. He got better, somewhat.

I have no idea what on earth the poor young man is wearing in this picture, but it has his name on it just in case the garment would have been picked up by another Indian with unfortunate fashion sense.

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