Today is the final day of the regular season (scheduled anyhow), and I thought that I would do a page of one of the greatest Blue Jays, Roberto Alomar.
Robbie is going to be one of those players that will end up with multiple pages over time; playing for the Jays in the early 90's will do that for a lot of players.
With a lot to choose from, I decided on these 9 cards to start off the Alomar pages...
Top row: Bunting
Alomar is probably the one Jays player that I could put an entire page of bunting photos together. Robbie was a very skilled bunter and it shows, the Donruss card on the left shows him using the drag bunt for a base hit, while the Collectors Choice card in the middle appears to have captured Robbie in the middle of a sacrifice.
Middle row: Shots you don't see every day.
Close up shots like the '93 Upper Deck #125 on the left are great. Safe or out? Hard to tell. I don't have a lot of batting cage cards in my collection, but the '94 UD #455 in the center is a favorite of mine. Not sure if the white portion on the sweet spot of the bat is tape, or if the bat is just sanded down....
The '94 SP #ER1 on the far right sent me off to check on baseball reference to see if Alomar had ever pitched in a ball game (he didn't). It looked like a pitching pose to me, so I thought it kind of fit in this group of 3.
Bottom row: Nothing but the blues
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Blue Jays dark blue jerseys are my favorite. So much so that the Jays jersey that I own is of the dark blue variety (13 Lawrie, just in case you're wondering who is on the back).
Not a bad effort for the first Alomar page. I'll certainly have plenty of opportunities to create better pages for Mr. Alomar. That brings the total # of cards out of the box to 220. I'm going to have to start churning out a bunch of pages here very soon, due to the great number of cards that came in recently from my fellow Blue Jays bloggers.
thanks for reading, Robert