Monday, June 8, 2009

Bill Buckner - The 5-Hole Baseball Card!

Is this the image Mookie Wilson was thinking while running to first base during Game 6?

This is Bill's 1990 Upper Deck card.





Thanks to Laloosh for the picture.

6 comments:

Tony said...

Love this card. I got Buckner to autograph this card a number of years ago. I don't think he was that crazy about it...

Olds said...

This one's cooler ... 1985 Fleer:

http://www.beckett.com/Images/PGItems/532960101.jpg

Tony said...

Now, if you could just Photoshop the rolled up tarp from the UD card to the Fleer card.....

JRJ said...

@Chris - That's a cool card. Has there been a player with so many gets such little respect? I've watched that play at least 100x, I still say Mookie would have beat him to the bag!

@Tony - Good call.

Tony said...

Buckner should be remembered for his fine career and for almost reaching 3000 hits ( I think he had over 2700). Unfortunately, one lousy play, and he is remembered as a bonehead. I guess that's baseball.

JRJ said...

Tony - You are right. He's the Fred Merkle of this era.