Archive for Tony Conigliaro

Topps cartoons are ridiculously funny

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I was going through a stack of 2010 Topps inserts the other day and came across this Target-exclusive Cal Ripken Red Back 1951 remake card. Check out the illustration on the top right. Looks like the guy is getting hit in the head. The illustration makes me laugh, but I’m sure Tony Conigliaro and Paul Shaal wouldn’t find this funny at all.

Rookie Card Showcase: 1964 Topps Tony Conigliaro

Posted in Rookie Card Showcase with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

What could have been?

Got another series of posts I’ve decided to start this week. I’m going to call it the Rookie Card Showcase. This series of posts will highlight rookie cards in my collection — sometimes with a little explanation, other times just an image.

The first card in the series is this 1964 Topps Tony Conigliaro rookie. Why? I’m hoping it will bring good karma to my Red Sox as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Southern California of the Southern Hemisphere of the United States of America of the planet Earth in the American League Division Series.

Conigliaro was a promising Red Sox hitter who was one of the youngest players in baseball history to collect 100 home runs.  Of course no one remembers that. They all remember the dreaded incident that happened in 1967 against the Angels when Tony C. was hit in the face with a fastball, basically ruining his career. In case you forgot, it left him looking like this.

This is the part one of an ongoing series. To see other parts in this series, click here.