2.12.2009

The Frank Catalanotto baseball card collecting category.

Something is odd about this 2007 Frank Catalanotto baseball card from Topps; it came out in Series 1--but Mr. Catalanotto hadn't played for the Rangers since 2002, his first affiliation with the team. Perhaps this was printed in a time/space continuum that is reserved exclusively for baseball cards.

We didn't notice until it officially became the First Card Ever Returned to Lucy Through the Mail

and then we learned a little bit more about Mr. C.

Fun Frank Facts: He is from New York (Smithtown). That's a common collecting category, right? Players born in a certain place.

His nickname is Little Cat.

Don Taylor, Canadian sportscaster, reportedly sings Mr. Catalanotto's name

followed by a two-word description of what he just accomplished, to the tune of 'Shave and a Haircut.' It would go like this: "Frank Catalanotto...home run!"

So, are there any players you don't actively collect...but it makes you happy if you get one of their baseball cards?


3 comments:

night owl said...

There sure is!

1. Jim Thome. He seems like a nice guy.
2. Chase Utley. Just like the way he plays.
3. Josh Beckett. Super competitive and confident. But not in an obnoxious way.
4. Rick Ankiel. I love that I have cards of him both pitching and hitting.
5. Jimmy Rollins. His cards are always cool.
6. Ken Griffey Jr. This is a recent development. I was never interested in his cards when he was the "hot card" to collect.
7. Chipper Jones. The guy I admire on the team I dislike.
8. Paul Konerko. Because the Dodgers let him get away
9. Pedro Martinez. See No. 8. But also I liked that he never backed down and always seemed smarter than the hitter.
10. Josh Hamilton. That's a no-brainer.

timrooks said...

Ichiro. I love me some Ichiro.

gcrl said...

always pleased to get a griffey, berkman, or a vladdy. actually, i am now actively collecting vladdy, so he doesn't count.