Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wicked Cards From wickedortega

Since wickedortega, of My Past Time.... I Love It decided to post the cards I sent him, I figured why not return the favor? This is my second trade with Alredo, both of which have been solid. As per his usual, he blessed me with some outstanding Orioles cards.

1992 Kellogg's Corn Flakes Jim Palmer All Star

While all Kellogg's cards are cool, I've got to say that the '92 version just doesn't stack up against all the cool Kellogg's cards from the 70's & early 80's. It's ironic that this card was issued in '92, because I believe that's also the year Palmer tried to make a comeback, and attended spring training with the O's.

2006 Upper Deck Nick Markakis "Star Attractions"
Might have already had this card, but then again, I might not have. It's not like I have my Markakis collection organized or anything. Yes, I suck.

2008 Topps Ray Rice "Red Hot Rookie"

You can just tell this guy is about to have a breakout season. He's got that look about him, like he could score from anywhere on the field via the big play. I for one hope that's true, since I reached a bit and drafted him a bit early in a fantasy draft this season.

2009 Upper Deck X Nick Markakis die cut

Score another one for the player collection. I am not a fan of this set, and have not, nor will I purchase any of it. That fact makes receiving this card all the sweeter.

2007 Sweet Spot Classic Eddie Murray "Classic Memorabilia"

Here is Eddie rocking the ol' cap under batting helmet look. Somehow, he pulls it off, and still manages to maintain that all-business expression. Even though it's no big deal, I always like my relic to match the uniform pictured. Fail.

2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom George Sherrill deckle edge
My first Ticket to Retardom card, and it's of a guy who isn't even an Oriole anymore. We miss you Georgie, and I want you to know that the rest of the season wasn't the same without you, or your flat brim. Good luck in the playoffs!

2001 Topps Archives Reserve 1966 Jim Palmer refractor
Ooooh... shiny. This is a refractor version of Palmer's classic rookie card, and it looks great.

2005 Upper Deck Classics Brooks Robinson "Postseason Performer"
I'd never seen one of these before, but am glad I have now.

1978 Topps Eddie Murray rookie
Finally.... It's seriously about time I picked up an Eddie rookie. It's probably the most affordable of all the Orioles Hall of Fame rookie cards, but that doesn't diminish it's value in my eyes. As you can see, even as a rookie, Eddie was all business.

1997 Pacific Prisms Cal Ripken Jr.
Mario was sort of ripping on Pacific yesterday. If everything they designed looked this nice, perhaps they would still be around. It's hard to tell from the scan, but this card is translucent, with the white area surrounding Ripken's head being completely transparent.

2001 Post/Topps Frank Robinson "500 Home Run Club"
I had never seen one of these cards before either. Can it be considered an "oddball" even though it's made by Topps? The Frank Robinson collection continues to grow...

1996 Pinnacle/Denny's Cal Ripken Jr.
Well worth eating a Grand Slam breakfast to get your hands on this card.

1993 Upper Deck Eddie Murray "Then & Now"

Wow, this scan came out looking pretty awesome! I was still sort of collecting in 1993, but was never lucky enough to pull one of these cards, and if it weren't for wickedortega, I might never have owned one. I'm sure these cards were the bees knees in '93.

1993 Upper Deck Cal Ripken Jr. "Then & Now"
A tale of 2 scans. This one didn't quite turn out as well, but is no less awesome. I know a certain collector/blogger who would probably love to get his hands on this card...

Alfredo, thank you as always for the tremendous trade (I am a fan of alliteration)! If you haven't already checked out My Past Time.... I Love It, it's something I highly recommend doing. Few collectors are as passionate and enthusiastic as Mr. wickedortega, and it definitely shines through in his writing.


  1. That blogger your talking about also got one of those ;)

  2. That 1997 Pacific Prisms Cal Ripken Jr. almost hypnotized me..