Sunday, July 20, 2014

673rd Place - Brian Fisher

Card #193

Two words:  Sweaty bangs.

When my brother and I were kids, and we noticed the other needed a haircut, we would start singing, "If I had wings I could fly...," which is a line from Warren G's Regulate.  The wings, in this case, would be the locks of hair sticking out over our ears. 

Brian Fisher must be a Warren G fan.

Here's a fun article where Fisher gets to recount his playing days, especially the insanity that ensues when George Steinbrenner is your owner.  Sadly, it also notes the loss of one of Fisher's sons to cerebral palsy.

You might notice my copy of Fisher's card features an ink blot around the A and the T of Pirates.  I'm assuming that wasn't a consistent feature in the printing of this card.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

674th Place - Mark Knudson

Card #61

Argh!!!  Why the black t-shirt with white lettering under the Brewers jersey, why!?!?!?!  It's Topps picture day, middle-aged bloggers 25+ years from now will turn a critical eye on your fashion sense, think ahead!!!

Mark stuck his neck out recently about homosexual athletes and teammates.  You can read his opinions here.  It made enough waves for the Huffington Post to take notice.  It looks like he's part of a sports media group now, you can follow him on Twitter too.

Knudson the ballplayer stuck around the majors off and on through the 1993 season, though he was never terribly effective. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

675th Place - Bill Long

Card #309

I had a friend in college named Richard B. Long.  Think about it for a second.

As far as profile pictures go, this is just fine.  Those red warm-ups don't look good behind the hot pink banners, though.  One can't help but wonder what Bill is focusing his gaze upon. 

I found next to nothing on Bill on the old inter-webs.  He hung around for six years, mostly with the White Sox.  I'll be nominating this post as the most boring since we started with the checklists...