Saturday, February 14, 2009

Baseball Card Mayhem

Apparently in Panama this look was hip in the early 90's. Today, arguably the best closer of all-time Mariano Rivera probably regrettably gazes upon this joke of a rookie card. If Mo really wanted to, he could conceivably purchase all known copies of this costly cardboard and burn them (estimated career earnings of about $100M). Then again, the Sandman might care less about putting that collectible to sleep, as he continues to shut down the competition in the 9th with amazing regularity (dude chugs prune juice I hear). 482 saves, 68 wins, 2.29 era in 14 seasons with the pressure of wearing Yankee pinstripes...yeah, he's good.
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White dudes with 'fros and porn staches...a sign of the times in the 70's. Dick Drago (reminds me of the Russian boxer from Rocky IV) and Ross Grimsley are featured above as two cool cats from the southern rock/disco age sporting such head dressing. Honestly, I'd kill for a mustache like that, I believe they call them "flavor savers".

Drago, pitcher not boxer Dolf Luldgren, was in the majors for 13 seasons compiling a 108-117 record and a 3.62 era for the Royals, Red Sox, Angels, Orioles, and Mariners. In fact, in 1977, he and Grimsley were teammates in Baltimore. Dick holds the distinction of giving up the last homerun of the real homerun king Hank Aaron's career (#755).

Grimsley was a 1st round draft pick in 1969 by Cincinnati and went on to become a 20 game winner and an all-star, posting a 124-99 record with a 3.81 era over 11 big league seasons with the Reds, Orioles, Expos, and Indians. He's the son of former one-season-wonder Ross Grimsley the First. Young Grimsley has the distinction of being sued by a BoSox fan in 1975 for throwing at a heckling fan while warming in the O's bullpen, that ended up going through the protective netting and hitting a man.

70's Porn Music- classy.

8 comments:

Travis G. said...

Nice shirt, Mo!

GM-Carson said...

In defense of Mo, I think I may have had a shirt like that too during those times.

Burton said...

I prefer the hyper-color shirts.. Remember those? Just a little hot air and presto! Your purple becomes pink...your greens become yellow...and your blue becomes, well, light blue. Ahh the 90's.

Jay Ballz said...

Hot mustaches!!

GM-Carson said...

I had a Purple one that became pink, but *PRESTO* after a view washes, it was ruined. I swear I'm not gay.

Burton said...

Yeah, they only lasted for a handful of washes. So sad. Otherwise, I'd still be rocking that bitch!

GM-Carson said...

I wonder if I can find one on EBAY, that would be f'n awesome!

IRONPIGPEN said...

Nice head, Ross Grimsley