In the middle of the 7th inning a hyper young man’s voice comes on the loudspeaker as fans scurry off to refill there large mega beer cup.
Announcer: “We would like to thank all the fans who tried out for the Mets this year in our Be the Team Promotion. We are happy to sign John Roberts this year, the hefty righty from Newport, Washington weighing in a tubby 245 making his MLB debut tonight. A mid-level marketing manager at Gooey Glue Products; John has always dreamed of playing in the pros. While critics cite his non-athletic nature; John is quick to point out his days as a dodge ball king in 3rd grade at Wilson Memorial Elementary. His passion for the sport has led him to owning luxury box tickets for 13 years now, what a true fan! Let’s give a big round of applause to John for his amazing 8.32 ERA this season. And remember, if you can dream it, you can Met it”.
I am not sure who this guy on the card is, maybe he is well known or maybe he is some super-fan that buys tickets to every game, but I can’t find out because there is no identification on this card. Who picked that horrible picture because I smell a job opening for a photo editor and I am needing some employment! On the back of the card the NY logo is not even in blue. Last time I checked the Met’s colors were blue and orange, what am I missing?
I am amazed something like this even gets printed – what happened to quality? I am sorry but this is not-arguably the worst team card in existence. This is the white label version of store food to what Topps has done before – I Shea Goodbye to it.
Card: Mets – Franchise History
Design / Picture: F – I guess Topps is taking user submissions for its photos from cell phones these days. Who is the guy on card? This card is ugly in every sense of the word. They can’t even find another photograph for the back, which is a much better picture that should be on the front instead.
Thanks for reading and be on the lookout for more cards coming soon! If you see something you like please let me know.
If you have not figured it out from reading this is a work of fiction for fun. So if you don’t have a sense of humor, get one. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.