Wednesday, September 19, 2007

1981 Topps Tournament -- Quarterfinal, Match 2

Seed #1 Jack Clark (#30) VS. Seed #8 Steve Trout (#552)



How do you like your hair? Salty and dripping? Creeping into a place it has no business being?

This pairing raises all sorts of possibly unanswerable questions: Should Trout offer Clark his glasses to cover up the Bert (unibrow)? Would Clark accept? Did players strategically place tweezers and waxing paraphernelia as subtle hints to Clark? Who is Trout talking to in his card? Why does he look so uneasy? In today's hyper-aware, image-conscious sporting arena, can there be other players with an unironic, extreme look? (Guys like Turnbow and Pedro Martinez (who must think his dripping, Pascual Perez-esque curl actually looks good) don't count.)

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6 comments:

Joe74mj said...

That may be the thickest and most impressive uni-brow ever, but the Jeff Spicolli imitating Trout may be unbeatable, only a man named Dizzy could spawn such a creature!

--David said...

I gotta go with Trout here. As mentioned above, the whole "Fast Times" look, combined with the mesh jersey that scream 80's, declares the winner of this round!

dayf said...

Man, my bracket has been demolished. I'll go with the underdog Trout. Besides, I found an old Wally Moon card today and Jack is perfectly tweezed compared to Wally's forehead muskrat.

Anonymous said...

Jack Clark. This card is iconic.

Bay Rat North West said...

I know too many good people with a unibrow. Clark is the man in this bracket.

bailorg said...

Really tough decision here, but I'll go with, oh . . . I don't know . . . Clark. Does anyone else thing the Clark card looks bizarrly posed? What the could the photographer have possibly told Clark to get into that pose?