Million Dollar Question – From Memory, What Baseball Card Offers Up The Most Obscure Image You Can Recall???
Sometimes, it is not the card you are hoping to find that stands out the most when ripping through a pack of baseball cards. Whether you are hoping to pull a card of your favorite player, or a card of one of the guys on ‘your team’, or if you are seeking out a card to complete a set – sometimes there are cards that simply stand out. Ones you remember due to the lasting impression it has left on you.
It may be a ‘What The Heck” type of reaction or a ‘SWEEET!!!’ reaction – there is just something about that card that either takes your breath away or leaves your mouth agape.
Do you know that card? I bet you do!!
So, share it.
Here is mine:
This card comes from the 1992 Upper Deck set and it features a relatively ‘common’ pitcher named Turk Wendell. It’s Wendell’s rookie card, but you would hardly know it from the design and lack of attention-getting graphics. Heck, you’d hardly know he was a pitcher if it was not for the towel wrapped around what I have to imagine is his pitching arm. And amazingly, he pitches for the Cubs, though the only way to identify that is by seeing the team name in the lower-right corner of the card.
The image in this card pulled me right in when I encountered it in 1992. And now, some 21 years later, it still draws my attention. The shot is awkward – the photographer caught an extremely rare moment (I believe) and somehow an editor with Upper Deck gave the card the ‘green light’.
While the card is not in my present collection, and I have no desire to own it, I would absolutely say that this card features the most obscure image that I have seen captured on a baseball card.
YOUR TURN – WHAT YOU GOT???
**hat-tip to COMC.com for the image!