Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yount Card of the Day #9

I thought today would be a good day to delve back into the archives and resurrect a long-abandoned segment of this blog, the Robin Yount Card of the Day. Rifling through the archives, however, I found that it hasnt been since July of 2008 that I have added to the series. I guess that really doesn't make it "of the day," or "of the year," even. Whatever.

Since there has been some flap going on about what exactly is embedded in those Babe Ruth Topps Tribute cards that came out last month, perhaps it's a good idea to find a genuine backside supporter that advertises itself as such. Check it out.

2004 Topps Series Seats #SSSR-RY Robin Yount (Authentic Milwaukee County Stadium Seat)

I like this card. Good colors. I always like a lot of blue (and sometimes green) on my Yount cards. A ball/glove logo would have been nice, but I suppose you can't have everything.

I also like the legitimacy of this card. There are some things I would have a hard time believing are really what Topps says they are, but I would tend to trust that this is from a real County Stadium seat. With thousands to choose from following the 2001 demolition of the stadium, I'd like to think that Topps got their hands on a seat or two.

It's also fun to think about all of the events this sliver of seat helped make possible. Aside from the baseball games (including, of course, the 1982 and 1957 World Series), I looked it up and found that County Stadium had other uses as well. The building housed Wrestlefest 1988, which saw a steel cage match between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. And, more importantly, master thespian Craig T. Nelson was in the house shooting portions of some episodes of "Coach" from the later seasons. While some truly immortal athletes had graced this old barn with their presence, none of them came larger or more correct than Craig T. Nelson.

Man... Craig T. Nelson. Words escape me. I can only hope Dauber was there, too.

1 comment:

the sewingmachineguy said...

George Kell use to do Tigers games on TV. The Brewers use to be in our division. Kell use to call him "Yunt".