My mom and dad are slowly making me move out my many, many shoe boxes of old sports cards currently in their storage room. As I've been flipping through them, I came across a 1992-93 Skybox card for Dallas Mavericks coach Richie Adubato. Because the spirit moved me, I flipped the card over to read this blurb on the back:
"Richie enjoys tennis, Broadway shows and shopping for ties."
These thoughts immediately came to mind.
--Surely Adubato is the inspiration for those "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials, right? We've got no doubt about this now.
--In the past 15 years, how many times has anybody not related to Richie Adubato looked at the back of a Richi Adubato card? Once? Twice? I feel a little like I'm an archeologist that's the first living human to stumble into a long-buried tomb in centuries.
--Is this the greatest card blurb ever? Surely nothing can top this, right?
I had a similar discovery last summer, as I was giving a few of my baseball cards to my nephew. He had started to collect them and I thought a few cards from the Eighties might help keep him interested. Of course I gave him the mandatory Kirby Puckett, Mark McGwire,and Jack Morris. As I was reminiscing through my own cards I found Willy McGee, without a doubt the homeliest man in baseball. I remember thinking the same thing back then, but still being true after 25 years is the true test.ReplyDelete
Ha! This is awesome! I just dug out a bunch of my old Minnesota Twins cards. Now I'm actually going to READ the back of them! :-)ReplyDelete
Can't wait for more cards to get to your house!ReplyDelete
The absolute best part of that card is the tie he is wearing on the front.ReplyDelete
We need a scan to show just how awesome it is. Seriously, it is a visual assault on the senses.
Thiss is greatReplyDelete