Erik Hanson, 1989 Donruss

Name: Erik Hanson
Team: Seattle Mariners
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Your milk money
Key 1988 stat: 914 nerd alerts
What a dork: Erik Hanson was a nerd. He collected model trains, could speak Klingon and ran a weekly Dungeons & Dragons game out of his parents' basement. This did not translate well during his rookie season with the Mariners. After challenging teammate Mickey Brantley to a game of Magic, Brantley gave Hanson a series of noogies, a swirly and a wedgie so atomic that Hanson had to remove his own Fruit of the Loom tag from his gall bladder. After weeping for an hour in his locker, a mortified Hanson requested a trade and entered the witness-protection program, changing his name to Craig Counsell.

1 comment:

  1. Haha. Doubtful....grew up with Erik. With him it was sports or nuthin'! I was the Star Trek nerd.