Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
On Sunday, Trent wrote about "baseball card day" - when boxes of baseball cards from Topps arrive. He said the prize was "a Derek Jeter card that had President Bush and Mickey Mantle Photoshopped into the background"; it set off a scavenger hunt for more.
I didn't think much of it. Sounded a bit odd, but baseball cards have some funky stuff these days. I figured it was a portrait-style card. It wasn't until I saw this article that I realized it was a gag card - apparently perpetrated by a prankster in the Topps company. Bush Photoshopped (not very well) into the crowd, and Mantle into the dugout. LOL!
The card had been going for about $2 on eBay, but since the story hit the press, it's been going for a lot more. Some people are paying hundreds of dollars.
I think the funniest thing is the Reds immediately noticed, but Jeter apparently did not. He knew nothing about it. I guess he's long past the days when he gets excited about baseball cards.
And speaking of baseball cards...many moons ago, Bubba Crosby and Josh Hamilton were consecutive 2001 Bowman Chrome cards.
Bubba was #255, Josh was #256. The Topps site somehow got the backs of the cards out of synch with the fronts (on their web page, not the actual cards). So card #256 appears to have Josh on the front, Bubba on the back.
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