Monday, December 8, 2008

Tribute to 1992 Stadium Club - Brad Hawpe

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Brad Hawpe, star outfielder for the Rockies, makes his return to Goose Joak in the style of 1992 Stadium Club.

As mentioned in a previous post, 1992 Stadium Club had great photography. The cards looked as though they had been printed on glossy photo paper.

This particular shot depicts a great scenic view of Coors Field. It's the kind of photograph that would have been right at home in the real 1992 Stadium Club set.

Hawpe is a very underappreciated player. If he could ever solve LHP, he'd be a perenial All-Star. As it is, he's still an excellent hitter with a cannon arm in right.

Brad Hawpe versus RHP:
2006: .395 OBP, .528 SLG
2007: .418 OBP, .585 SLG
2008: .391 OBP, .505 SLG

[Edit - Twelve Hours Later]
From the real set, here's a very neat card of Wade Boggs.

5 comments:

  1. That is a great shot, although the dark clouds make it look like there's a major fire going behind Coors Field.

    I'd like to see more uncharacteristic shots like this. Even Stadium Club could go a little more oddball.

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  2. Drop dead, gorgeous photo. It almost begs to be larger and framed. If only real cards featured photos like this. Applause, my friend, applause.

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  3. I appreciate Brad Hawpe!

    I hope to have him on my fantasy baseball team again in 2009.

    Very well done. What an awesome picture to use for a card. It really looks like it could've been used for a card--although it's cooler than any other picture card I've seen!

    You're very impressive!

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  4. Thank you for the kind words everyone!

    From the real set, here's a very neat card of Wade Boggs:

    http://www.checkoutmycards.com/Cards/Baseball/1992/Stadium_Club/520/Wade_Boggs

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  5. Great shot! When I think of Hawpe, I think of the 2003 Texas League All-Star Game. He was the MVP of the shortest game that I have ever been to. The game went by so quick, the Fire Department wasn't there for the post-game fireworks.
    I deffinitley agree about him being under-rated. Nice work.

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