1.02.2010

Jonathan Papelbon is so creative.

Look, he's using a beer box as a hat.Excellent secondary use of boxage, there, JP. But when we try to think of other uses for baseball cards, all we can come up with is:

1. Bookmark

2. Stinger remover (Scrape in direction of exposed point; tried once, worked well.)

Oh if only we could apply Papelboneheadian logic and make useful the piles of common cards that we don't want anymore, other than just (gulp) throw 'em out. Donate a neatly arranged, giant box of them to a school, perhaps. When cards become detritus, it rocks our world.

6 comments:

Carl Crawford Cards said...

But will this particular shot of Pap's genius grace a cardboard in the coming year? I'm breathless with anticipation. Seriously. A chase card featuring Papelbon wearing a Bud Light box on his head running into stuff would have me buying wax again. If only the Red Sox would do that on a regular basis. Great find on the photo!

And Happy New Year!

Roy-Z said...

+5 points for using my favorite word: detritus.

Orioles Magic said...

A few common cards can be used to steady a wobbly table...

Grand Cards said...

Gulp indeed. When you find the answer to your question, please let me know--my wife will thank you!

GCA said...

Please NEVER throw cards away or destroy them! Someone can use them somewhere.
As for JP, that's a better view than the extreme closeup of his pucker face...

skoormit said...

If bookmark is the _alternate_ use of a baseball card, what is the primary use? Most people just...display them. Is that a _use_? The only _use_ I put mine too is as a visual display of the lineup for whatever DBacks game I'm listening to. And the only ones I use in that fashion are Topps Heritage. The rest of mine sit in binders, waiting to be looked at.

Perhaps the question is really existential. A baseball card's _use_ is merely to _be_ a baseball card. By acquiring, collecting, organizing, arranging, displaying, and discussing them, we are giving them their usefulness.