12.06.2010

Eric Rasmussen, 1980 Topps

Name: Eric Rasmussen
Team: San Diego Padres
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Three ear hairs
Key 1979 stat: One mistaken identity
Clean-cut character: Eric Rasmussen always kept his hair clean and short. He shaved twice a day and brushed his teeth after every meal. He wore sharp suits and kept his shoes polished. He never tried drugs or alcohol and spent much of his free time volunteering and helping kids. He never let his hair get scraggly during monthlong drug binges. He never grew a stringy, food-filled mustache that, paired with his chew-stained teeth, matched the color scheme of his baseball uniform. He never looked like he spent the hours before and after baseball games dropping acid and drinking whiskey. Wait, what? Oh, that Eric Rasmussen. We thought you meant Eric Rasmussen, chairman of the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Apologies.

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1 comment:

  1. You do realize that this shot - as bad as it is - isn't the worst one, right? Check ouot his '79 card right here (it's at the bottom):

    http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/2013/10/expressions-of-weirdness-later-years.html

    Enjoy!

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