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1975 Boston Red Sox: Just a Couple of Dicks

Posted in Red Sox Collection with tags , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1975ToppsDicksMight as well call me Tom Foolery today because that’s about all I’m up to.  As I was sorting some more Sox cards last night I came across two very interesting cards from the 1975 Topps set, Dick Pole and Dick Drago. Need I say more? I suppose it could be considered a slap in the face for a Sox fan to mock the names of two relievers who helped the Red Sox to the ’75 ALCS title, but this was a situation that absolutely had to be written about. I am not a fan of shortened names. All people named William should be called William and not Bill. And if your mother called you Richard, then by God, why would you want to go by the name Dick … especially when your last names are Pole and Drago? These two might as well have co-starred in a porno. People really need to stop Dicking around with their names.

As for these two cards, Mr. Richard Henry Pole seems to have misspelled his name in his signature (Missing “c?”), while Mr. Richard Anthony Drago looks to have perfected the “Double D” Penmanship … and the Tom Sellick pornstache. Now that’s just RAD.

Thrift Treasures Part IX: I am Mr. Mint

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

tt9ervingIt’s well documented on this blog that I am a baseball-only collector. But it’s also known that I am an opportunist.

So when life gives be a bag of 300 cards, more than half of which are MINT 1980-81 Topps basketball, for $2.98 — less than a single pack of 2009 Topps Heritage baseball — I make the best of it and proceed to the check stand without further delay.

And it is without further adieu that I present the latest treasures … Continue reading