Thursday, March 20, 2008

2000 Stadium Club #28 - Harold Baines

I have to give a big thanks to Cliff from Capewood's Collections for cluing me in to this card of Harold Baines on the Indians. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for this card. Knowing it exists is over half the battle.

Every 2000 card of Harold Baines that I have come across features him in an Orioles uniform. I suppose since Harold signed back with the Orioles in December 1999, it was just easier to use older photos of Harold already in a Baltimore uniform, to stay current. My favorite part about this card is the little blurb on the back.

"The ageless Baines may be making a criminally ignored run at Cooperstown."

Isn't that the truth. He has enough votes to stay on the ballot each year, but if his numbers don't start improving, it may be a lost cause. I certainly hope that's not the case, but it looks that way.

Thanks again to Cliff for supplying me with these images of the card. It's always nice to know there are extra pairs of eyes out there making it a little easier on me.


capewood said...

I figured you'd like that comment about the run on Cooperstown.

Bay Rat North West said...
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Bay Rat North West said...

All right. I now a believe that Harold played for the Indians. Topps NEVER screws anything up.

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