The Angels’ History, in Baseball Card Expressions

The Angels are at .500 — both in historical and, arguably, eschatological terms, though here at NotGraphs we rarely concern ourselves with the latter. As regards the former, in reviewing the legacy of a proudly mediocre franchise, we have made a rather startling discovery. It seems that the success of this particular ballclub is entirely predictable on the straightforward basis of its members’ preseason baseball-card expressions. We hope you enjoy this emotionally wrenching trip down memory lane.

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Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker

who is in that 2010 card?

DD
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DD

Nick Adenhart?

CLAPPPP
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CLAPPPP

I believe it’s a drawing of Jered Weaver

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker

That would be a depressing baseball card.

Apparently it’s Jered Weaver.
http://www.amazon.com/2010-Topps-206-Jered-Weaver/dp/B00984MQI8

Pirates Hurdles
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Pirates Hurdles

That 85 Topps Pettis card still makes me laugh; subbing in your brother is greatness.

Captain McCalister
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Captain McCalister

That 65 Willie Smith card looks just like the Candyman

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reillocity
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reillocity

I seriously doubt that Mike Fetters would be smiling so much about that .444 1992 win percentage.

Jason B
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Jason B

Somebody busted out their Mark Langston AUTOGRAPH from their personal collection! I remember the days of sending cards through the mail with a nice personal letter and patiently waiting for them to return. (Will Clark & Don Mattingly did!)

tylerzx2002
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Such disappointment that the expression for ’93 wasn’t the Flair Wave of the Future Tim Salmon card.

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