Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2008 Card-vent Calendar: December 16

December 16, 2008:
2001 Bowman Heritage 1948 Reprints #5 Phil Rizzuto

This card is wonderful for several reasons. First of all, it looks as if Phil's head is being swallowed by his ill-fitting uniform. Maybe he's got on one of the Babe's old unis by mistake. Actually, if you look at old photos, pre-war baseball players rarely wore clothes that fit them. Today's hip-hop fashion trends truly do owe a great deal of thanks to the likes of Nap Lajoie, George Sisler, and "Big Ed" Delahanty.

This card is also awesome because Billy Madison couldn't write Rizzuto's name in cursive.

I hate baseball cards and I hate all of you!
(Just kidding. Thanks for reading the blog, folks.)


Scott C. said...

Love the Billy Madison reference... LEG!

William said...

Bunt. B-U-N-T. In perfect cursive. Got any more brain busters?

Bo said...

It looks like he was fielding a ground ball that took a funny hop, and Bowman cropped the image. Probably a picture like this: http://www.greenarrowradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/scooter.jpg