10.17.2009

Victor Rosario, 1991 Fleer

Name: "Victor/Victoria" Rosario
Team: Atlanta Braves
Position: Shortstop
Value of card: Three mascara eye boogers
Key 1990 stat: One ripped-off movie plot
His story reads like a movie: Victor is a poverty-stricken shortstop trying to find work in Atlanta in the 1990s. With the help of a world-wise fielding instructor, he invents his alter-ego, Victoria, a male impersonator who is hired to play at fashionable Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. "You want me to be a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a shortstop?" Interwoven throughout the comedy of errors and statistical numbers are some surprisingly astute observations about gender perceptions, discrimination and the value of a sure-handed middle-infielder.

* words in red substituted; text from IMDB.com

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