This is Moises Alou's Upper Deck 2005 card. It looks like the bat is split right down the middle. Pretty cool looking shot.
Now a question: How many of you have had a bat crack on you? Or even better, how many of you have played with a wooden bat?
I played Little League in the early and mid seventies, and all we had were wood bats (aluminum bats were just starting to arrive when I was done playing). I never had a bat shatter into pieces like they do today, but I did have bats crack on me. And boy was that depressing. It was like losing a good friend to have your favorite bat crack. We would take the bat into the garage and put a couple screws in it to try and save it, but it was never the same after that.
But those of you who played ball in the '80s and beyond, was it all aluminum for you? I don't think WW Jr. has ever held a wood bat, let alone use one in a game. Maybe it's my age, but the "ping" of the bat just seems wrong.