Saturday, December 1, 2012
A barrel of fun
It's Mr. Bradley again.
I know what you're thinking right about now.
"Nick, if you hate Milton Bradley so much, why do you keep showing cards of his on your blog?"
This time, I have a good reason. I promise.
Although I might not want to admit it, I really, really like this particular card. It's one of my favorites from the 2009 OPC set.
Even though it features a player I absolutely despise, I still felt the need to track down the black-bordered parallel, the one I featured in last night's post.
Until this afternoon, I simply chalked it up to another case of "good photography".
After taking a good look at it for a while, though, a thought popped into my head.
"I wonder how many other of these 'bat barrel' cards are out there?"
I desperately wanted to find out. Soon enough, I plunged deep into the waters of my collection.
Within minutes, I had almost a dozen binders spread out across my room, hunting for more "bat barrel" specimens. Thankfully, my search netted quite a few.
After all was said and done, I couldn't believe how these could've passed me by all this time.
How the heck could I have missed it?
I'd never realized...
I think the "O-Dog" is the greatest of them all. Zimmerman is a close second.
The best part?
With the seemingly endless bounds of my baseball cards, I'm sure there's a lot more of these in my binders as we speak. More than that, I'm sure there's loads of them sitting in dime boxes right now, just waiting to be discovered.
In fact, I might have a new little "mini-collection" on my hands here. They'd fit in perfectly with all my other miscellaneous endeavors, like my "pitchers at the plate" or "sunset" groupings.
These are that cool.
And it's all thanks to Milton Bradley. He was my inspiration.
Did I really just say that?