Monday, January 4, 2010

Top Five Pulls of 2009: #3

Card: 2008 Allen & Ginter #AGR-AFI Allen Fisher Apparel Relic

From: Hobby Box

Why I Love This Card: Come on, dude is an arm wrestler. Basically, he can break your arm just by using his arm. Think about that. Now I have a piece of his shirt. Under normal circumstances, if you'd want a piece of his shirt, you'd have to agree to have your arm broken.

More Fisher Facts:
*Back in 2006, Topps agreed to name its newest retro-themed product, Allen & Ginter, after Allen Fisher after he challenged a printing press to an arm wrestling match. Fisher won, and the Topps production line suffered a two-week setback (parts).

*Fisher's right arm is actually a thigh.

*Invented Fisher-Price People, then took all of their arms.

*Spearheaded a bid to make arm wrestling an Olympic sport, carried the effort through to the point where it was a demonstration sport, revoked his support, then proceeded to win the gold medal in the 200m breast stroke.

*Surprisingly, he uses an off-brand baking soda.

*The hair from Fisher's right arm is used to manufacture 90% of the world's Easter grass. That from his left arm has been mixed into a potion that helps dyslexic children focus better.


Swag said...

When this guy needs to pay an arm and a leg for something, he takes somebody else's arm for the payment, I'd imagine....

beardy said...

You are too funny to feud with. I concede.

Dinged Corners said...

The baking soda line almost caused a small accident involving tea exiting a certain person's nose. Please in the future post a warning that readers should not be imbibing consumables while perusing Thorzul Will Rule, or else we may have to become litigious.

PunkRockPaint said...

I didn't make it to the baking soda line... I lost my diet coke on Fisher-Price People!