October 28, 2008

Heartbreaking Breaks 8: Even More Upper Deck Masterpieces

Here are two more packs of Upper Deck Masterpieces...and I'm starting to feel like a pack searcher as this is my 2nd hit in the five packs I've purchased...



Here are the cards:




I think that this is my favorite card that I've pulled from this set and a nice addition to my Harmon collection...but can someone please tell me what a "Bonus Baby" is?:

Like I said in the video, this is a pretty weird card...Bedard's been a Mariner all season but we've got Orioles on the front and he isn't usually in a batting helmet as a pitcher.

2 comments:

Chris Harris said...

Right after The War, baseball imposed a rule stating that any team who signed an amateur player to a pro contract and paid him a signing bonus of more than $4000 was required to keep that player on the Major League 40-man roster for two full years.

Players who signed such contracts, like Killebrew, were billed as "Bonus Babies."

The Bonus Baby rule was replaced with the draft in the 1965.

Matt F. said...

Thanks Chris.