Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Card-vent Calendar, Dec. 5

December 5, 2007:
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces #20 Ty Cobb

Mother-effer, is this a great card or what! Here we have Ty Cobb looking like, instead of being a ballplayer for the Tigers, he's actually acting in a fight sequence choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping. Great job, Upper Deck, of airbrushing out the wires suspending Cobb and his right foot inches away from the catcher's batch.

In a way, this card shows just how far society has progressed. Back near the turn of the century, it took charging into the stands and beating up a guy with no arms for calling you a "half-nigger" and your mother a "father killer" (or so the story goes) to be considered a bad boy. Now all it takes is a few gulps of a fan's popcorn. Have we softened as a human race or what?

Season's beatings!

1 comment:

White Sox Cards said...

I haven't run across that card of Ty Cobb yet in any of the packs I've opened. That's a great looking card! Nothing like Ty giving it to the catcher "old school".