Hey my friends, it's Friday, so in honor of our "from Here to Opening Day" baseball card series, I give you a trio of Mets featured on two of the worst cards of all time.
First Bruce Boisclair: The card looks like a designer went to the studio and asked, "what are the two worst colors we could use for the Mets? I got it! Let's use crap brown and piss yellow. The best part is they have nothing to do with the Mets."
OK, he was rolling...and now came his moment of inspiration.
"Hey guys, let's do something totally unique on this one and use no effort or creativity while doing so. What about using an aluminum bat with electric tape on the handle? Yes, the one laying there next to the real bats--use that one. Then we'll put some crappy machinery in the background and position the player so we get a full view of thousands of empty seats."
Perhaps Boisclair should have used an aluminum bat..it may have helped him improve on these pedestrian stats.
So this is what we get--crap--and as I peruse some great Mets cards of the past we see this lack of inspiration over and over again (Felix Millan anyone? This card cracks me up.).
Even when the Met isn't the featured player on the card they seem to get the short end of the stick (so to speak).
Do you think Joel Youngblood ever fully recovered from this?
No card in history tops Joel Youngblood getting a Tim Foli mustache ride, and yes, Tim Foli had a long history with the Mets, including being the #1 overall pick in the 1968 draft.
Perhaps this card was his revenge?
Friday, February 19, 2010
by Dave Singer