7.16.2009

Wrighteousness, tuxedos, and baseball cards.

Scientific Baseball Inquiry: As the girls in this house asked during the All-Star Game, is there a cuter player in the Major Leagues than David Wright? And look at that Grandstand card from 2003; was there ever a player in the minors sporting a higher cute quotient? True enough, this sidesteps crucial considerations regarding statistics and yadayada, but still. And by cute, we mean as defined by girls between the ages of 9-14: cute as a button plus.

From my more jaded perspective, David Wright is a great player for Lucy to collect because he seems spiritually to be an actual Met; not a pretender, not distracted, not looking for a better job. He wants to play well for the METS. And he does.

Somehow Dinged Corners rated this excellent cardboard from Jeremy, who picked up on a number of our collecting quirks, for instance that we're intrigued by Bible verse autographed baseball cards. Jeremy makes his own custom cards, and they are sharp looking. This is a dead ringer for a Topps 2009, except the card stock is more sturdy:

He also contributed 100 percent to the Zito Effect with this numbered card: And this:
That gray bit is a patch. When we have enough green and gray Zito patches, we'll sew together a tablecloth from his jersey cards. Well, maybe we won't, but it would be interesting.

Before we got too excited from all the congrajubilation on that back, the card text rushed in to mockingly say, 'COMMON.' Well, it doesn't seem all that common to us. For verification, could the 424 other people who have one of these please contact us?

How cool is this?:

A memento from a minor league game Jeremy attended that both Curtis Granderson AND David Wright, the bestest baseball players ever, played in at the same time. We couldn't fit this in our scanner but you can see the gist.

Then, a numbered Curtis Heroes card. Normally, we think there are two things that should never be brown: tuxedos and baseball cards. Although we can't offer exceptions to the tuxedo problem, this may be the first time in history that brown works on a baseball card:


Then here's an interesting pairing: That's a National Baseball Card Day card on the left, and a giant David Wright stomping through a stadium about to decimated a baserunner approaching home on the right.

Best Use of Alliteration/Consonance card text nominee: 'fan favorite in Flushing.' And beyond! Thank you, Jeremy!

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