Thursday, May 30, 2013
732nd Place - Dickie Noles
I'll just own it, Mr. Noles' first name made me snicker as a kid. I remember in my junior high band days our marching uniforms included a "dickie," and that got us going too. "I've got a dickie wrapped around my neck!" "Nice dickie." "Your dickie is crooked."
Dickie has a long documented case of interesting hair. This was one of the first baseball cards I ever opened from a pack, and it's a thing of beauty. This is another classic perm shot (hat tip to the Night Owl).
But of course, the best/worst thing about this card is the "now with Tigers" print. The first time I remember Topps doing this was with the 1985 Davey Lopes A's/Cubs card, though I'm far from certain that it was the first time Topps went this route. I'm going to start a new poll, what do you like better, airbrushing or "now with"?