Back in August I landed my first Helmar Oasis card, and was incredibly impressed with the quality and attention to detail that went into the card's construction. You can read more about this set in that last post, but the basic idea is that these are handmade cards, containing original artwork, constructed of seven different layers, and weighing in at a larger size and heavier weight than a standard modern-day baseball card.
I haven't gone all that crazy buying too many Helmar art cards, mainly because the starting bids for all their weekly auctions are $9.99, so your bill can add up fast if you're not careful. I have cherry-picked a few during the ensuing months though, and today seems like the perfect time to share the next one here.
I say that because I'm actually down in Baltimore, spending the weekend and catching the Patriots/Redskins game tomorrow over at Fedex Field in Landover. The blog is on auto-pilot while I'm away, and it seems like a fitting time to showcase my very first Baltimore Terrapins card!
As for the subject, this is my first card of Mickey Doolin, and as I mentioned my first Baltimore Terrapins card overall. They were a short-lived franchise that lasted just two seasons as part of the Federal League. I love exploring all parts of the game's history, and have always been intrigued by the Federal League. It was actually the primary reason I placed a bid on this one.
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