I don’t know how the weeks keep getting away from me like this, but here I am with no posts ready and little time.
Fortunately, I have a card that I can write about quickly… This fantastic 1994 Studio Heritage Collection card featuring Mike Mussina in an Orioles uniform that the team wore briefly in 1968 and 1969.
Moose is pictured “outside” of Memorial Stadium wearing a rarely-worn Orioles sleeveless uniform.
Unlike the regular Studio cards from 1994, this insert set was on a canvas-y card stock with bronze foil on the front. The back has another photo of Mussina, plus a brief writeup on the uniform and Mussina.
As you can see from the card number, this was one of 8 cards in the insert set.
The Orioles wore these vests so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o rarely…
HOW RARELY DID THEY WEAR THEM????
…They wore them so rarely that The Fleer Sticker Project recently came out of hibernation just to share newly-found images of these vests from the 1960’s. You can see that post here and an all-vest-encompassing post here.
I’m not usually a fan of vest jerseys… especially the Rockies’ dumb-ass black vest over black sleeves look… But I have to admit that these aren’t bad. Not quite as sharp as the Reds’ 1956-1966 look, but better than other examples I’ve seen (especially the aforementioned dumbass Rockies look).