Monday, April 14, 2008

Dr. Steve's Doctored Cards #6

Thus 1991 Fleer ushered in the dawn of a new era...
Dr. Steve's artistic endeavors turn a turn for the...well...the...I guess...punny at some point during the 1991 card collecting season. Now, this is by no means on the level of Ralph Wiggum's "It says 'Let's Bee Friends' and it has a picture of a bee on it," but it's not bad.

1991 Fleer #392 Pat Combs

A closer look reveals crude eraser work and some difficulty maintaining fluid lines. No real attempt is made to work the visual pun into the physical structure of the photograph, yet it works all the same. Pat Combs is transformed into a human comb. The image evokes George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman, yet makes one stop and ponder the existential crisis one would suffer when one is both starting pitcher and hair care device at once. Pat Combs embodies Nietzche's √úbermensch, albeit with a lifetime 4.22 ERA.

God is dead.

Pat Combs is a comb.

1 comment:

Larry said...

it looks like pat has a 3rd leg protruding from his nether regions.