Sunday, January 10, 2010

Darryl Strawberry Returns to New York... a member of the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice.

By appearing on the show, Strawberry will cement his status as a C-list celebrity forever. The Apprentice is one of the reality shows I enjoy but primarily because of the tasks they complete as opposed to all of the Donald Trump ego-stroking and soundbites.

Strawberry isn't the only contestant with a cardboard connection. His castmates with trading cards include:
  • former WCW Champion Goldberg (several wrestling sets, Inkworks' Looney Tunes Back in Action)
  • WWE Diva Maria (tons of wrestling sets)
  • Cyndi Lauper (had her own set from Topps back in the 1985)
  • Sharon Osbourne (part of Inkworks' The Osbournes set, including an autograph)
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Topps' 21 Jump Street)
  • Poison frontman Brett Michaels (Brockum's RockCards [1991])
  • Swimmer Summer Sanders (several Olympic and multi-sports sets and subsets)
  • Olympian Michael Johnson (several Olympic and multi-sports sets and subsets)

I wouldn't expect a set commemorating the latest installment of The Apprentice. Comic Images made a set back in 2005. Despite the inclusion of Donald Trump autographs, to say the release was a flop would be an understatement. 

Darryl Strawberry isn't a complete stranger to primetime television. He appeared in the classic Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat," which aired way back in the show's third season.

The Celebrity Apprentice premieres March 14.


paulsrandomstuff said...

I think I'd like to see an insert set with cards of the players featured in that Simpsons episode. :)

Dinged Corners said...

Fantastic post! Thanks for the tip. Oh Darryl please don't mess up. He's had a tough life but he's a good guy now.

Ryan, do you want those M&M Bedard cards? Would you mind emailing your address to us?

King Of All Schnorrers said...

I was a big "Straw" fan back in the day - I was even at his very first ML game. I remember looking forward to his '83 Topps Update card and being so disappointed that Topps chose to show him in a road uniform.