7.18.2010

Sid Bream, 1993 Studio

Name: Sid Bream
Team: Atlanta Braves
Position: First base
Value of card: Two ounces of wrinkle cream
Key 1993 stat: 12,042 times recounted the story of "The Slide"
The man, the legend: There's much more to Sid Bream than a neatly trimmed mustache and 1,000 crows' feet, despite what you see on this card. This is "El Sid," the man who launched a million mulleted Braves fans into ecstasy after sliding under the tag of "Spanky" LaValliere in Game 7 to send Atlanta to the World Series. He was the first man to keep a ring off Barry Bonds' finger (though he wouldn't be the last). Sure, by 1993 he was mostly washed up, regaling his young teammates with the story of a play that had happened only one year earlier, but "El Sid" is legend.
Speaking of legend: The 1993 Studio set, however, is definitely not legend. It's hard to believe that the makers of one of the most mockable sets in baseball history just two years prior decided it would be a good idea to throw a section of jersey or hat behind every player for each card. Even Chris Sabo's face-windshield couldn't save it from its own lameness.
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