1984 Topps – Eric Rasmussen
You know, it’s funny. Earlier today, I was wondering what the best possible combination of a great moustache and an awkward pose for a photograph would be. And then, I found this baseball card, and my questions were answered.
Eric Rasmussen pitched for parts of eight seasons in the majors. His last stint was with Kansas City as pictured on the beautiful piece of cardboard above. He pitched over 200 innings in a season twice, and also hit .119 in 260 at bats. That’s about all the statistical information you need.
He currently works with the Minnesota Twins as a Coordinator, Pitching. No word at this point on whether he’s learned how to pose more comfortably.
Tonight, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the 12th inning. Tyler Flowers tied the game with a home run in the bottom of the 9th, and then won it with a home run in the bottom of the 12th. Fairly impressive for someone who wears modernized Chris Sabo goggles. I mention this, because as a Toronto sports fan, I can relate to the collapse that the A’s are in danger of suffering at the moment, and I am not sympathetic. They had Moneyball, we have shitty turf.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about.
1981 Donruss – Kevin Bell
I’m here to talk about one of the things that the Chicago White Sox used to wear. Modeling the 1980 version of this beauty is former seventh overall pick, Kevin Bell. (Who? Ya, I don’t know either). A few notes on what you’re seeing here:
-Collars. Oh, the collars.
-Dark pants/white shirt
-White socks. Just like the name might indicate.
-The hats. Just yelling “SOX” like it’s no big deal.
Of note, this collared, untucked monstrosity was once also was paired with shorts.
And, there you have it.