Tuesday, October 15, 2013
From box to binder
Like this Tom Glavine card. I had no idea Glavine was also drafted in hockey (well, I probably did at some point - I imagine it was the blurb on the back of '94 Topps or something). This card is a pretty cool rendering. I'd imagine a hockey/baseball two sport star would be a little tougher to pull off than the football/baseball combo.
Say what you will about the early 90's. It's not my favorite period in card collecting either. But in the days before exclusive licenses and multi-billion dollar revenues, the main concern of sports leagues seemed to be getting their name/logo/players out there. Licenses were handed out like candy, with unique mainstream manufacturers and fun oddballs like this. Now that Topps pretty much controls everything and anything printed on paper that has an MLB logo (cards, minor league cards, stickers, in stadium advertisements and promos), I doubt we'd ever see anything like this again.
The Crime Dog was one cool cat. Trucker hat baseball caps were not.