A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

2012 Quarry Unlimited - #6 Baltimore Orioles Part 2

I'm going to keep the opening short today due to the sheer amount of cards to show off.  Here is Part 2 of the #6 team, the Baltimore Orioles.

My Top 5 Orioles Cards
1. Lew Ford
2. Nick Johnson
3. Matt Wieters
4. Steve Tolleson
5.  Darren O'Day

I explained yesterday why I like Lew Ford as a player, but the card is good too.  No photo says 1986 Topps more than a good batting cage shot.  Nick Johnson takes spot #2 for one reason alone, the pink cleats.  I assume they were worn for Mother's Day and weren't an everyday piece of equipment for him.  Matt Wieters grabs the #3 spot basically because now I know what he looks like.  I don't follow the O's that closely, so I honestly never really knew what he looked like because of his not having a Topps contract.  Steve Tolleson's card is one of the few fielding shots for the O's and is the classic "jumping over a sliding runner at second" pose.  It's still good.  Finally, I like the Darren O'Day for the interesting pitching delivery.  Pitcher cards tend to all look the same after a while, so any type of different delivery catches my eye.

I'll be back on Monday with the #7 team on my countdown.

Thanx for reading.

1 comment:

Ryan H said...

Lot of great looking customs in these last 2 posts. I would have to say may favorites are Thome, Strop, Hardy, Chen and Matusz. All of them are awesome though!