2004 Upper Deck Play Ball: 101 Luis Matos Orioles
Have I said I love retro cards? I think it is because I love vintage. I didn't use to love retro cards. I recall the first time I saw the Bowman/Topps Heritage series (I think I saw the Football first at a 7-Eleven) I hated it. I thought a modern reproduction of a vintage design was unoriginal. Well now I love the Heritage series, even if they are not original.
This card is a modern retro shout out to the 1940s Play Ball sets of cards. I don't have any original Play Ball cards, most of them are too expensive even the very poor conditioned ones. I like them now, but at one time I wasn't too keen on their plain looks. Odd because I normally like the plain and simple looks for cards.
So here is the modern 2004 Upper Deck Play Ball card for Luis Matos of the Orioles.
2004 Upper Deck Play Ball Baseball: 101 Luis Matos Orioles
(Front and Back)