Monday, February 27, 2012
Here and gone
My updating on this blog could be intermittent, and my updating on my other blogs non-existent, while I deal with some life issues this week.
I don't know how long I'll be dealing with them, but here's hoping it's quick. Meanwhile I could use something lighthearted as a diversion.
There's not many sets more lighthearted than 1992 Donruss Triple Play.
I paid this set no mind in '92. Not to say I didn't buy any of it. I bought any card that dared show its wrapper in '92. My philosophy about cards then was "purchase it all, complete none of it." Well, the second part wasn't supposed to be part of the motto, but when you try to buy as many sets as they put out in '92 with the money that I made, you're not completing anything.
When I bought the cards, I don't think I really looked at them. Nothing from '92 stands out as memorable to me. Maybe Pinnacle. That's it.
If I was really looking at cards, I'd notice the photos in Triple Play, after I got past the borders that look like they came directly from Burger King. The photos are different, quirky and thoughtful.
Triple Play was aimed at kids, I believe. Maybe that's why an addicted 26-year-old didn't give it the respect that it deserved. But look at this photo. It's great. How come only kids get pictures like that?
Many of the photos are your usual batting and pitching and fielding shots, but this photo shows that there is a lot you can feature that happens on the field between the play. Simple photo. But interesting.
I know that Gwynn didn't catch that ball. I also know that is the old-style Phillies logo at the top left, but if you look at it differently it looks like a strange martian head staring out onto the field.
Another shot you don't see every day, but a play that you see maybe every other day. I'm going to say the runner was too fast for Kelly to recover in time.
It appears that Vaughn has caught the ball, but never mind that ... Zubaz!!!!
If I was a kid when this set came out, I'm sure I'd think they were drawing on him with magic marker.
Would this make you want to be a catcher or avoid the catcher position at all costs?
I always thought feature photos of players after they struck out was mean of card companies. Especially after the player has tossed his helmet in disgust.
And this is too mean to believe. I'll just assume the umpire spotted a $20 on the ground and lunged for it before Olerud saw it.
Now that's more impressive. I like the concentration on where the bag is.
Ha, ha. Clark looks dopey.
The Wrigley Field card in this set is an awesome night card, but this stadium shot is pretty cool, too. It reminds me of my visit there. Good times.
So there's some levity to start off your week.
See ya when I see ya.