In the first comment on the first post on this series, Jeff from Cardboard Catastrophes just about nailed it as concisely as possible: “Good Googly Moogly. Those look like they were written by a barely literate, and completely drunk, 1950s ad man.”
That nails it.
Here are cards 10-18 for your viewing and reading pleasure.
A few thoughts:
- Despite my having some fun with the backs of the cards, I do want to say the photos on this set are superb.
- My favorite line is the opener for Leo Durocher: “Leo Durocher was probably the smartest manager in game control who put spikes in his walking shoes to ease the pain.” Were there a whole bunch of managers who put spikes in their walking shoes to ease the pain back then?
- The story about Dizzy Dean drinking the soda on the train was actually pretty funny.
- I never knew Lou Gerhig was called "biscuit pants". I love that at the end of the write up for Gerhig, the writer felt it necessary to answer what clearly was a rhetorical question. “Can you believe he (Gerhig) stole home 15 times as a Yankee? Well, he did.” Awesome.
These have been so much fun to read, and the photos are extraordinary! Can you believe I scanned the whole set? Well, I did.