8.03.2010

Kevin Bass, 1989 Upper Deck

Name: Kevin Bass
Team: Houston Astros
Position: Outfield
Value of card: 18 pounds of ego
Key 1988 stat: C-plus in Sewing 101 at Austin Community College
Fun facts about Kevin Bass' wristband:
  • The base material for the wristband is one used, unwashed athletic sock.
  • The patch on the wristband is compiled of a drawing of Bass that was done by a blind elephant, Bass' signature in White-Out, and the word "Chasin," which may refer to records, titles or groupies. Or all three.
  • The stitching holding the patch to the wristband is made of Bass' trimmed mustache hair, which had been braided together by children in a Houston-area sweatshop.
  • Bass only took off the wristband to shower and when he was completing a successful night of "Chasin." And he didn't shower.
  • The wristband is currently on display in Cooperstown. That's Cooperstown, Ark., where Bass' mother lives.
  • Bass, for unknown reasons, agreed with the manufacturer that white face was the best option.

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