Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Card Collecting 19: A Rose By Any Other Name

would hit as sweetly.

1979 Hostess #144 Pete Rose  Front

Now that we've dispensed with the weird intro, we can get to the purpose of this post: names.

 1969 Topps #430 Johnny Bench Front 

2005 UD Origins #265 Prince Fielder Front

1981 Topps #323 Jim Morrison Front

1976 Topps #256 Rowland Office Front

1976 Topps - Traded #74T Oscar Gamble Front

2013 Bowman - Blue #121 Mike Trout Front   1972 Topps #272 Mickey Rivers Front

1991 Conlon Collection TSN #114 Urban Shocker Front

1969 Topps #409 Bob Moose Front

1972 Topps #169 Vida Blue Front

1981 Topps #229 Rollie Fingers Front

The Doors' singer would have been a youngish 33 when the infielder made his MLB debut in 1977.  Just sayin'.

I never knew Dillinger went over to the other side.  In Canada no less.

Anyway, this isn't meant to be a definitive list.  I'm sure people can come up with other guys that should be on here.  Should I have included Steve Lake?  The eternal questions...


  1. Fitting with the Morrison, I have a mini collection called "lesser knowns." Includes Mike Tyson, Will Smith, Terry Bradshaw, and John Kennedy. All baseball players.

    1. That's what I'm talking about.

      Schlabotnik mentioned a Larry Brown in one of his posts.