6.12.2011

Ellis Burks, 1990 Donruss Diamond Kings (God-Awful Diamond Kings Week No. 7)


Name: Ellis Burks
Team: Boston Red Sox
Position: Outfield
Value of card: 1/1,000,000th the price of a Jackson Pollock painting
Key 1990 stat: 137 paint splatters on his Diamond King
Fun facts about renowned painter Jackson Pollock and Ellis Burks:
  • Pollock was known for his "splatter" paintings. Burks often "splattered" all over himself.
  • Pollock was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Burks preferred the bowel movement.
  • Pollock died in an alcohol-related car accident. Burks' beard came about in much the same way.
  • Pollock was regarded as a reclusive artist. Burks became reclusive when he saw this card.
  • Pollock put much of himself in his paintings. Burks didn't have to. He already had a little Ellis in this card.

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