I could spend yet another turn at this series yet again making fun of the writing on the back of these cards. But I’d rather talk about the nicknames of these guys. I love these names. Why can’t we have great nicknames today? I love the Rangers, but they have no great nicknames that I can think of. Ian Kinsler is “Kins.” Yawn. Nelson Cruz is “Nellie.” Come on. At least Derek Holland has “The Dutch Oven” going for him. Look at the names on the back of these cards: Heinie (my son loves that one). Pepper. Big Six. Bucketfoot. I love "Bucketfoot", but don’t understand the explanation on the back of the card: “… he was known as “Bucketfoot” because he always picked up his left leg and dropped it somewhere near third base when he swung.” I don’t get it, but again, I am one of the more thickheaded fellows you will come across.
I want an 8x10 of the picture of Ty Cobb's grip on the bat.