The players are very loosely grouped into eras. Players from the same era share a 'suit'.
Players from the 'glory days of the 60s/70s are generally found as 'diamonds' in the deck. I like the artwork. It's very cartoon-ish and fun. I'm surprised that nowhere on the cards, box or website is the artist credited.
Players are more or less assigned a card 'number' that cooresponds to their baseball position. Brooks is 5 as in 3rd base (not his uni number). Palmer is an 'ace', get it? He's an ace. The hitting stars from each era, Frank, Cal, Eddie Murray and Jim Gentile are the 'kings'.
Ellie Hendricks gats a '2' as a catcher, Boog Powell has '3'.
Players from the 1983 title era are 'hearts'.
Love the fact that they included Dennis Martinez' 'El Presidente' nickname. Denny is my main man!!
Guys who are from the 'old days' i.e. 50s and early 60s, are 'clubs'.
Andy Etchebarren and Curt Blefary are a couple of guys who got shuffled (pun intended) out of their era and into the clubs. I'm glad they did that rather than hold strictly to the era constraints. Although Clint Courtney and Gene Woodling would have been perfectly fine representatives in these spots.
My uncle and I always referred to Blefary as 'Clank'. It was a 'Baltimore thing'. It shows that they did some research to use that nickname.
To me the little things like portraying players in appropriate Orioles unis show a desire to produce a quality product. Love seeing Luis Aparicio drawn in the '63-'65 uniform.
The website sells these decks for $10 plus shipping. You can pick them up for less on eBay. I got this one for $6.
Here is the player checklist: