Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Young guns


Lyle Overbay seems to be getting his newest child accustomed to the world of baseball pretty early on. (They'll have to get accustomed to Toronto as well judging from the Blue Jays logo on the front.)

This one should be listed as a "future star" in Beckett.

That's Marcus Xavier Alomar, son of Sandy Alomar Jr.

1993 Donruss Triple Play is a great set because some of the photos capture players in moments outside of a baseball game. Like this one.

We might have another home run hitter on our hands. Look out!

This is my favorite "young gun" card.

It's hard to believe, but that baby is probably around 70 or 80 years old now. I hope there's somebody helping Waite Hoyt prop that baby up off-camera, otherwise we might have a disaster on our hands.

It's interesting that someone at Upper Deck chose that picture to use for the front of this card. Not a pitching pose, not an action shot, but that one.

It's a heck of a lot better than using the same two pictures for every card I see depicting pre-WWII players.

These cards are definitely different, but that's why they're so awesome!

Surely I'm not the only one who thinks so.


Hackenbush said...

Love the Hoyt card. You're so right about the the Donruss Triple Plays.

hiflew said...

I'm surprised I didn't see the 1992 UD Howard Johnson card here. Anytime I think about kids on cards that is the first one that comes to mind. It doesn't hurt that every time I ever opened a pack of 92 UD that card was staring at me.

Nick said...

As much as I'd liked to have shown it, I somehow don't own that one yet.

Josh D. said...