this post was supposed to run last sunday, as a companion to the roberto alomar double play dump. sadly, i failed to hit 'publish'.
i mentioned earlier that i had some more roberto alomar double play cards to show. it turns out, there was only one left in the scanned folder - this 1993 colla all-star game issue, which features alomar turning two against the a's in oakland.
that looks like ruben sierra to me, but what is most interesting here is the huge sign hanging above the outfield wall. it's obviously a reference to a's infielder mike bordick, but what does it say? bordick's butterscotch? bordick's button collection? i don't know.
what i do know is that, being a middle infielder, there are plenty of bordick double play cards, like this one from 1997 score, although it features him as an oriole.
another thing that i know is that, living here in twins territory, i have access to a cornucopia of knoblauch cards in every dime box at every show or lcs i visit. such is the case here where i am about to display a bunch of knobby double play cards mostly culled from cheap boxes at various local locales.
1994 upper deck sp
see how well that segue from alomar to bordick to knoblauch worked?