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December 27, 2011

This Week in Baseball Cards: December 27

Oh, Christmas...we hardly knew ye.

Last week, Hall contributor Bo Rosny posted a nifty little gem about Todd Stottlemyre's 1993 Upper Deck.  Honestly, as a former collector myself...I love it when card companies have a little fun and include an Easter egg every now and then.

With's Bo with his weekly installment of This Week in Baseball Cards!

That 1987 Yankees spring training promo sure brought back memories for me. I probably watched that game on WPIX as a nine-year-old.  That was the spring where minor league pitcher Steve George achieved his greatest baseball fame by impersonating Al Leiter on his baseball card.

Spring training is a time for all kind of hijinks. Pictures of Don Mattingly in drag this week bring back memories of Barry Bonds as a steroidal Paula Abdul. This would be a great baseball card some day, though it will probably up to some fan to make an unlicensed one.

And speaking of unlicensed cards, French Met fan Amelie Mancini is making a bizarre custom card set called Left Field Cards. The first series, Bizarre Injuries, is out now and available for purchase on her website. Future series include Edible All-Stars, Curious Second Careers and, most excitingly for HOVG fans, Remarkable Mustaches.

And remember, gang, you can check out Bo's daily insights over at his site...Baseball Cards Come to Life.

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