Joe Girardi, 1991 Studio (Studio Saturday No. 61)

Name: Joe Girardi
Team: Chicago Cubs
Position: Catcher
Value of card: Dandruff
Key 1990 stat: Impeccable eyebrows
The end of an era: It's been well over a year since we started mocking the ill-conceived 1991 Studio baseball card set, and we've all had a few laughs. (You laughed once, right?) Alas, we've run through the worst of a bad lot, and rather than run this gag further into the ground, we've decided to end the black-and-white antics. A look at this card should tell you why. You see, the idea behind the 1991 Studio set was to give card collectors a more personable glimpse at their favorite players. For some, this meant incorporating wildlife into the shot. For others, it meant a prized piece of clothing. Some players stared meaningfully into the camera, while others showed how carefree they could be. But by the time the photogs got to Joe Girardi, they had run out of ideas. "You're a catcher, right?" you can almost hear the shooter saying. "I don't know, maybe put your mask on top of your head? We haven't done that yet. Yeah, great." And that's a wrap.

1 comment:

  1. I think you could get a lot of mileage out of the backs of those cards.