Oh, Orlando. Yes, you hit a career high 17 home runs in 1996, so why not show off your guns.
Those 17 dingers were good for a tie for 98th in Major League Baseball, knotted up players such as with Leo Gomez, Tim Naehring, Sean Berry, Derek Bell and JT Snow.
Then there’s the fact that this is a 1997 card, and whoever was injecting or swallowing or suppositoring substances that may or may not have been illegal in the US or by the rules of baseball definitely had no fear of being caught.
Add to that when the kids were opening packs of 1997 Upper Deck, the Blue Jays were on their way to finishing last in the league in runs, and Merced popped a total of nine before his season ended in late July due to injury.
So in retrospect, not the best pose in the world to immortalize, hindsight being 20/20. Heck, even at the time it probably looked silly.
What cards made you cringe when you pulled them? What cards make you cringe now knowing what you know about the player, the sport and circumstances surrounding it?