Thursday, December 18, 2008

2008 Card-vent Calendar: December 18

December 18, 2008:
2004 Fleer Greats #126 Roger Maris

If you haven't heard, fellow blogger dayf has been putting together holiday gift packages for anyone nice enough to ask politely. While I haven't received mine yet, I asked for a bunch of players pictured on cards wearing uniforms of teams they are not best known for. I'm sure there are tons of examples, but I'll let the cards speak for themselves when they arrive.

It just so happens that behind today's little cardboard door lurks a man fitting into just that same category. While he was best known for his legendary 61 in '61 (recreated with class in the film *61), Roger also played for a bunch of other teams, closing out his career with St. Louis in 1967 and 1968, helping them to pennants those years and a World Series victory in 1967.

No, Virginia, that's not Enos Slaughter.
Nor is it an extremely pale version of Lou Brock.

1 comment:

Mad Guru said...

Roger "Albino Lou" Maris.

Would be even better as he was announced at an arena for a basketball game.

"A 6'0", 200 pound forward from Hibbings, Minnesota, Albinoooooo Louuuuuuuuu".