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Baseball players and their dogs
March 1, 2013 1:17 PM   Subscribe

Both Ripken and Champagne have that same look of determination, of steely grit and fiery passion, in their eyes. For Ripken, it was to play in 2,632 straight games, for Champagne, it was for the bag of Beggin’ Bits the photographer had hidden in his camera bag: the 1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Trading Cards.
posted by exogenous (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
omg those sweaters my eyes
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:20 PM on March 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


ZERO PUGS? this is fucking bullshit.
posted by radiosilents at 1:25 PM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pugs weren't invented until 1994.
posted by pencroft at 1:28 PM on March 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh dear god, is this the best thing or what. This is the best thing.
posted by phunniemee at 1:40 PM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I got bummed out because all those dogs are dead now.
posted by billyfleetwood at 1:48 PM on March 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


Oh my god, I love this. I love how it looks like a normal baseball card and they're just calling Will Clark a psycho.
posted by troika at 1:51 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not one baseball player has a dog named Fuck Face? Come on.
posted by orme at 2:03 PM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I got bummed out because all those dogs are dead now.

So's Ken Caminiti.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:19 PM on March 1, 2013


Brett Butler, two dachshunds in his lap, wearing a golf shirt buttoned to the neck and a cardigan. It's kind of sweet because he looks a lot like my grandfather in his final years-- every week on Wednesday, the nursing home would bring in "social working" dogs. My grandfather would sit there with a little dog on his lap, looking frail in his buttoned-up shirt and cardigan, but he also looked gleeful for the first time in exactly a week. Thanks for that, Brett.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:22 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I should probably point out for the sake of accuracy that I made that whole story up. Grandad was never in a nursing home and Brett Butler looks so ridiculous that I'm about to pee my pants! Sorry!
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:22 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love these, but was the ratio of black baseball players to Caucasian in 1993 really 1:18? Is this the entire set, or just a sampling?
posted by maxwelton at 2:23 PM on March 1, 2013


I love these, but was the ratio of black baseball players to Caucasian in 1993 really 1:18?

No, but the ratio of dog ownership may well have been.
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:50 PM on March 1, 2013


I have a Champagne rookie card in mint condition.
posted by Area Man at 5:36 PM on March 1, 2013


This is great. More baseball cards should feature bad sweaters, ridiculously tight jeans, and dogs.
posted by limeonaire at 5:41 PM on March 1, 2013


I wish companies would do more of these - unfortunately, baseball cards became an "industry" in the '90s, and the rights to make baseball cards carefully apportioned to approved bidders. Long after the sports card market imploded, the revenant husks still demand exclusive rights to cardboard icons with stats on the back.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:01 PM on March 1, 2013


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