1.11.2010

Yay! I had a hit for a team I don't belong to.

There are at least nine people on this card. There's also no shortage of hands. The subject is well-centered and smiling. The photograph bespeaks action, but in the immediate past. We don't get to see any of the action; we can only speculate what it might have been. Perhaps Mr. Cameron hit a homerun or had a crucial run-scoring hit. Just as likely, he is saying, "Woo hoo, the Padres made me an offer!" The "t" on MC's jersey has a surreal effect near the "n" of Cameron. Best of all, Mr. Cameron is blatantly listed as a Padre even as he wears a Mets uniform in the Mets dugout after doing something that might have helped the Mets win a game. Thus, everything meaningful in this card is dashed because team logo and player's team are different and Mr. Cameron has moved on to another reality. In fact, chances are everyone in the dugout is probably on the phone with their agents or will be momentarily. So, what exactly is Upper Deck's point with this card? We have to grade it a C- because, much like a student paper with no thesis statement, we don't quite know what's going on.

Except it's crowded. So, are there lots of baseball cards that depict nine players?

4 comments:

G_Moses said...

Well, the Padres wiped that smile off his face real fast.

At least in the Mets you THINK you have a chance to win. Pads? Not so much.

Collective Troll said...

I like the picture alot... But I agree. The thesis statement is:
Mike Cameron is an outfielder for the San Diego Padres. The body (photo) doesn't support the thesis.
Conflict!

Two Packs A Day said...

There is a topps card (probably 2007 IIRC) that features the pennant-winning red sox gathering at the pitchers mound (has to be at least 9 players, I'd think) and also features a former NYC mayor -- who has been in the news in the last few days -- joining in the celebration! ;)

the one without Giulani is easier to find (and cheaper to buy, too).

skoormit said...

This is yes. More posts like this one, please.