Monday, April 29, 2013

747th Place - Shawn Hillegas

Card #455

Shawn looks exactly how most of us would if we were asked to make cheesy, non-action baseball card poses for the first time:  thrilled!

I guess the Topps photographer couldn't be bothered to find a real pitcher's mound...or a half decent background.  Hillegas must have got some work in before the shoot judging by the dirt on the knee, though.  The crazy perspective of the outstretched arm almost makes the card appear three-dimensional.

Hillegas bounced around the majors for seven years as a spot starter and unreliable reliever.  But he made it, and managed to hang on for a while...

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