Up this week are the Orioles. As a kid whose baseball "coming of age" was in the mid to late 90's, the Orioles were one of my favorite teams. Their color scheme? Awesome. Logo? Unique. Plus they had that Ripken guy. And the Orioles were a loaded team in the late 90's.
Taking a trip to Baltimore to see a game was always at the top of my "where we should go on vacation this year" requests each summer as a kid. It never happened, and I actually still haven't been to Camden to see a game despite it being a relatively modest 3 hour drive. Guess it's something to add to the "one of these days" list.
I love when I come across non-Pirate cards that hit more than one of my collecting interests. I genuinely had no idea Fernando Valenzuela played in Baltimore, so this one was sure to make the binder as a short term stop. But add in the throwback jersey back when throwback games were still a novelty and we have a surefire winner.
But the page isn't all 90's nostalgia. This page covers a pretty nice timeframe.
And to bring it all full circle, here are the same jerseys 40 years later. Sans the collision.