Tuesday, February 17, 2009
#46T Steve Balboni
The beauty of having two photos on a single baseball card is the yin and the yang of it all. An action shot, then a posed head shot. It's a great combo. Here we have two extremes. On the front, we have one of the strongest guys in the pre-steroids era of baseball looking like he's about to totally pulverize a baseball. I don't know if that ball is going to hit the sweet spot or not, but it's a great photo. Now flip over to the back. Balboni looks like such a sweet little puppy!!
As an aside, I noticed that on the front, Balboni's helmet has his number on the bill. That was also true on the last card (Dernier) but not the one before that (Kittle.) Did some teams put numbers on the bill and some not?