Saturday, March 1, 2008
#212 Greg Brock
Why this card is awesome: OMG where do I start with this card?!? Firstly, this is card #1 in COLA WARS, with a can of Pepsi being prominently featured in the background. Coming up soon, there's a can of Coke. (Anybody know which card, just curious?) Secondly, and more importantly, it appears that Brock put a little something extra in his Pepsi, as he appears mere milliseconds away from falling into an official drunken stupor. Thirdly, every copy of this card I have ever seen has two strange features: a bit of something shiny in Brock's mouth, like he has a gold tooth (did he?), and the fact that Brock is just a bit out of focus. Somehow, a drunk guy appearing a bit fuzzy seems totally right.
(As an aside, let me be clear that I am joking above and I have no reason to believe that Brock ever consumed alcohol at the stadium.)
Cool stat: Brock is 1 of 14 guys to have 2 or more seasons with 20 or more homers but no more than 66 RBIs.