Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hershiser Oddball Ball

I picked this up on ebay several years ago. Every so often I take it off the shelf and dust off the plastic holder. My desk at work is so cluttered with paper, CDs, computer parts, and monitors that it would quickly get lost in the fray.

This is a 1996 Burger King Fotoball of Orel Hershiser. I think I spent about $4 on it. Every so often they still pop up and are available for about the same price.

In 1995, Hershiser was the ALCS MVP as well as team co-leader with sixteen victories. A three-time All-Star, he threw for a MLB record 59 scoreless innings in 1988 while also earing Cy Young and Sporting News' Player of the Year honors.

You'll notice a similarity between this ball and the 2010 Upper Deck cards. They are not licensed by MLB, just the MLBPA. Unlike UD, Burger King stayed far away from mentioning or showing any team connection.


  1. It'd be a nice looking ball if not the for Burger King corporate logo on the back.

  2. Heck, I like it for the corporate logo... But then again I like oddball advertising stuff. Pretty cool ball!