7.07.2011

Gary Carter, 1987 Fleer All Star

Name: Gary Carter
Team: New York Mets
Position: Catcher
Value of card: Copyright infringement
Key 1986 stat: Surrounded by strange white aura
This looks familiar: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a Fleer baseball card designer is stuck at work, putting in overtime to come up with a visual theme for the all-star cards in that year's set. He's out of both ideas and Miller Lite, and his approaching deadline is making him cranky, to say the least. His wife calls for the third time that night. "When are you coming home?" she asks. "What am I supposed to do with your meatloaf?" she asks. "Where did all my damn Miller Lite go?" she asks. The designer is about to explode. "I don't know!" he tells her. "I'm stuck here until I come up with something creative, dammit, and you just can't force creativity!" he yells. Then he pauses. "Force," he says. Thus is born a set of cheesy baseball cards that got George Lucas on the phone to his favorite lawyer faster than Han Solo can make the Kessel Run.
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