Back in February I was pretty excited to pull a redemption for a 1/1 sketch card and after a few months of waiting, it has arrived. On our way to lunch, I swooped by the post office, signed off and received my card. Quickly, I rushed back to my truck and gave the small envelope to my wife for the purpose of extracting the hidden gem inside. The following conversation is how I best remember things going down.
Me (having not seen the card): Well what do you think?
Her: It's pretty cool I guess...
Me: Pretty cool you guess? It's a one of one. Who's on the card?
Her: Some white guy.
Me (calmly): OK, how about you read the name off the card.
Her: There is no name.
Me (still calm): Check the back.
Her: Ummm....ummm...one of the athletes of professional baseball.
Yup, I'm the proud owner of a sketch inspired by the athletes of professional baseball.
I know what you're thinking, how hard could it be? Check the uniform or hat and figure it out. Well, that's where things get a little sticky. The hat? It's from the 2008 MLB All-Star game batting practice line.
Well that narrows things down, a white guy who was part of the American League All-Stars.
White guy AL all-stars:
After all that, allow me to unveil the 1/1 sketch card of one of the above 20 players.
Hmmm...facial hair, sideburns and sunglasses on the bill. Through my best efforts I'm going to assume/hope that it's Evan Longoria.
Facial hair...check. Sideburns...can't really tell here. Sunglasses on bill of cap...check. White guy...check.
So is this a sketch card of Evan Longoria or just a composite of what a player would look like if an artist were inspired by the professional athletes of professional baseball? You make the call.
1980 Topps - Sparky Lyle.
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