Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 Card-vent Calendar: December 21

December 21, 2009:
1987 Buffalo Bisons Pucko #28 Donald Palmer (BUTCHer)

There does not exist in heaven or on Earth a greater baseball card. No card will ever top this one, so no company should even keep trying. I don't even know why I'm going to bother opening the three remaining doors on this calendar, I'm just going to be let down.

The back reads:
"Donald Palmer has become a folk hero at the War Memorial Stadium as the BUTCHer. In real life, he is Donald Palmer, age 20. He's been with the Bisons for seven years. His specialty is catching baseballs off the screen. Additionally, Donald is the visiting stick boy for the Buffalo Sabres and is a rink guard for the city. Ambitions include being an athletic trainer."

The Buffalo NBC affiliate ran a story on him about a year-and-a-half ago. (425 pounds, holy shit!)

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