Friday, June 06, 2008

Bubblegum Card of the Week: Fuck Face

Billy, Billy, Billy.

Other than being Cal Jr.'s little brother, Billy Ripken is best known for his infamous 1989 Fleer card. In the photo, for whatever reason, "Fuck Face" was hand-written on the knob of his bat. Here's a confirmation on Snopes.com, a few more details via Wikipedia, and its #1 standing on this list of Top Ten Error Cards.

Otherwise, this card is an example of the myriad ugly designs that plagued the glut of cards issued in the '80s, and largely continues to this day.








Still, the card inspired this killer T-shirt...




And finally, along similar lines, I love this hilarious video tribute to the Baltimore Oriole...

1 Comments:

At 6:47 PM, June 07, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fucking killer.

-jp

 

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