The summer cleaning project has begun and my scanner is buried under and behind stacks of cards and Lego sets. I'm in the middle of dusting and organizing my office. How does that impact the blog? Well... since I won't be able to scan cards in the near future... any posts published this week will feature saved scans.
That kind of sucks, because it would have been fun to pull some cards out of the 70's and 80's binders for today's post... which is my submission to our blogosphere's current Blog Bat Around. Yesterday was National Sunglasses Day and Collecting Cutch inspired the BBA by asking his readers to show off our "sunglasses cards". His post included a ton of Andrew McCutchen cards featuring him with his shades.
Here are some of my favorite athletes wearing shades:
2010 Sport Kings Series D #180
I know Mr. Padre isn't technically wearing his sunglasses, but I'm just following Collecting Cutch's lead. Plus Elliptical Man used the Gwynn card I originally wanted to use.
Even though many of the cards in today's post have been featured before, I did try to include a variety of trading cards. Here's my obligatory rookie card:
Going back to my childhood, one of the most iconic baseball players to wear sunglasses was Teke:
2016 Archives 65th Anniversary Auto Printing Plate #A65-KT
I don't think I've shown off this card before. Picked it up back in 2016 with a four other autographs and some singles from the Archives 65th Anniversary set for $22.50. I also have the actual autographed card from this product, but it hasn't been scanned.
One more autographed card...
1996-97 Upper Deck #58
Not 100% sure... but I think Michael wore them too:
2001 UD Prospect Premieres Heroes of Baseball Dual Jersey #J-JJ
What about you?
Do you wear sunglasses? Oakleys?
Me? I was more into Ray-Ban and Revo back in the 90's. These days... I don't even wear sunglasses, but I do own some trading cards with guys wearing them. Now if I could just add one of those 1970 Topps Lowell Palmer cards to my collection.
Happy belated National Sunglasses Day and sayonara!