Friday, January 16, 2009

Card Spotlight: 1-16-09

1992 Donruss #457 - Ken Patterson

Sometimes all you need is the right expression on a face for a card to become a favorite. Could Donruss have picked out a more awkward picture of Ken Patterson? I'd love to see the pile of rejects from this group.

Ken does have the distinction of playing for both Chicago teams. He is one of the very few players that have been traded between both Chicago teams. Ken was basically a throw in to get George Bell over to the South Side. We all know how well that one worked out, don't we?

It almost looks like Ken was in the middle of a sneeze and his pitching arm went limp. He doesn't appear to be pitching off of a mound. More than likely, this was shot during the toss around with the outfielders. Ken isn't even in full uniform here. This must be some type of practice drill.

Still, this card is a leap in quality over the previous year's Donruss release. I would hope that the quality of the pictures would have made the journey as well. At least Donruss shows that it was trying.

1 comment:

Bobble Mike said...

This reminds me of the 1999 UD Magglio Ordonez card. My scanner isn't working and I couldn't find a picture of it on the internet. Like Patterson,he also appears to be warming up and has a similiar look on his face.

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