This past week I took a business trip for my job, that is why all you’ve been seeing is “Card of the Day” posts. Today that’s going to change! Yesterday in the mail I received one of my newest purchases for my Phillies/Harry Kalas collection. This HK card comes from 2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball. It may very well be just a base card, but I needed it. I wish the Voices of Summer cards had parallels, but they don’t. I guess I can be glad that HK has a new card at all since he doesn’t have that many. I really like this product even though it’s non-licensed. Teaming up with the Baseball Hall of Fame was a nice approach. The back has a nicely detailed bio about HK too. Here is what it has to say:
Kalas won the hearts of Philadelphia baseball fans with his easygoing style, his mellow, baritone voice and his deep devotion to the team. His signature home run call – “Swing… and a long drive… this ball is outta here!”- was as familiar as cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell in the City of Brotherly Love. ”Harry the K” called the first game at Veterans Stadium in 1971, the first game at the new park in 2004 and three World Series (1983, 1993, 2008). He was also the voice of NFL Films.