Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sick scoreboard card, pt. 3 and 4
There's also more of an opportunity to see things that I'm particularly interested in, like scoreboards and on-field advertising and night shots. 2010 Topps has already turned out several examples in Series 1.
I'm going to show two scoreboard examples here. Two SICK scoreboard examples. Yes, I just used "sick" in its untraditional sense and I don't even own a snowboard. I think that's irony. Or mockery. One of the two.
The first example is happy-go-lucky Milton Bradley, and there's no way in the world you could miss the scoreboard in this photo. It's the star of the show.
You'd think that would be enough to earn a perfect rating from me, but it doesn't. I'm a bit disappointed in the "baseball notes" wording on the scoreboard. If Topps really wanted to go for a perfect 4-out-4 disembodied hand claps, the scoreboard would read:
"Baseball Yearly Emotional Reclamation Project"
"Baseball's Example of an Adult Male With Unresolved Issues From Childhood."
"Back Off or I'll Snap"
Oops, sorry, that was Barry Bonds. My bad.
Unfortunately, Topps isn't that edgy in its scoreboard commentary. So all I can offer is two disembodied hand claps.
Let's see if this card can do any better.
Sadly, the scoreboard is rather small in the photo. My poor eyes can't make out the featured player. Is that Adam Dunn? I don't know.
So, nice try, but I can only give the card three out of four disembodied hand claps.
So, I'm still looking for the first perfect sick scoreboard card. A feverish, toxic, sick scoreboard card, if you will. Or whatever the kids are saying.
(P.S.: I am writing this at 2:50 in the afternoon, watching Lindsey Vonn and the women's downhill right now on Canadian TV. ... Vonn just skied. AWESOME!).