Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Upper Deck Offers a Hair Cut in 2008 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball

Last year Topps made a creepy little card that had George Washington's hair and inserted in Allen & Ginter. Said creepy card generates publicity so now there's a couple more (and a wooly mammoth) in the 2008 edition.

For the past several years, Upper Deck has had a line dedicated to cut signatures aptly named Legendary Cuts. Where am I going with this? To the barbershop, of course.

2008 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball will include not just one or two creepy cards with hair on them, but a whole insert set. But to one-up their New York counterparts, they also include cut signatures. Have a look:

I have to say, that's a pretty generous lock. Wait a minute. What am I saying? I don't want any hair on my baseball cards. In Allen & Ginter it was creepy and it's just as creepy here - even with the historic autograph to go along with it.

I find this card a little ironic. See if you can guess why?

Andrew Jackson has a nice little bird nest on top of his head. But it's a painting. It just seems a little odd (and creepy) that people were saving hair back before we didn't have photographs. The Upper Deck press release tries to explain it:

"What did people collect before baseball cards? Well, some truly passionate collectors would sometimes write to their heroes asking for a lock of hair. After all, what could be more personal than that? Frequently locks of hair were garnered from famous U.S. Presidents, war heroes and other personalities throughout history and passed on through their families."
That's fine if people collected hair back before baseball cards. We also dumped our toilet souvenirs in the streets. If I wanted to collect hair I would. But then again I collect cardboard rectangles sometimes enhanced by ink squiggles on them. Sometimes I hate it when I gain perspective in the flow of writing. Whatever.

If you say know to two things this summer, make them crack and creepy baseball cards with hair.

1 comment:

Brian said...

awesome! Keep posting bud...

your loyal Albertan reader....