Monday, February 14, 2011
Awesomest night card, the final
Are you sick of seeing this card yet?
One of these days I need to do a blog inventory and figure out which card has been shown the most often. Ideally, I'd show a card once and then never again. But I love cards too much to do that. It's like boring people to death with baby pictures. You don't care if others are interested or not, you just like the pictures SO much.
But even in your bored-into-a-coma state you know that this card is one of the finalists in the Awesomest Night Card Tournament. It actually had a decent-sized battle with the Donruss Triple Play Wrigley Field card. I think if that Wrigley Field photo was on, say, a Masterpieces card, then the outcome would be different.
But here are the voting totals:
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Carlton Fisk: 30 votes
1992 Triple Play Wrigley Field: 24 votes
Carlton, take a hop, skip and a jump down the first base line and into the final in which your opponent will be this card:
You realize I can't lose, don't you? I win no matter which card is selected. The Fisk card represents the first major league baseball moment I ever recall seeing. The Gibson card represents the most dramatic home run I've ever seen and it came in a Dodger victory. Plus, if I'm listing the two teams I've rooted for the most during my entire life, the Dodgers and Red Sox are way out in front of any other team.
I would be proud to feature either card first in my Night Card Binder (thank goodness that Warren Moon thing didn't win). The other card will be featured second, too, and that's a terrific 1-2 punch. It'll be kind of like those Topps sets of the '90s, when the first cards in the set would be Nolan Ryan and Rickey Henderson.
I'm excited to get this final going and to be actually placing cards in the binder. And to be rid of night card polls forever (well, not for-EVER).
So take a crack at the poll and let me know which card is No. 1. It's right over there on the sidebar. You won't get lost, I promise.
Oh, by the way, both cards were made by Upper Deck.
And both players were kind of known for being cranky.
And their uniform numbers add up to 50.
I don't know what any of that means. I just thought I'd throw it out there.