This is the card in question. It's from the 1990 Star Company Lakeland Tigers team set. Marty Willis played five minor league seasons(none higher than double A) and posted a mundane 24-30 win/loss record. Needless to say, he didn't set the baseball world on fire. Does anyone else see what I saw?
Bobby Brown from the Cobra Kai dojo! Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but the resemblance was close enough that it made me want to look up the actor that played Bobby(just to make sure he didn't have a brief minor league jaunt). Ron Thomas definitely did not play minor league baseball, but I was intrigued to learn that he became a high ranking, well respected martial artist and motivational speaker. Funny how life imitates art, isn't it?
I hope you got a kick(see what I did there?) out of my first post of this type. Technically, it's the second time I've explored doppleganger territory(Aaron Judge/Cameron Frye was the first), but that wasn't a dedicated post. Anyway, I'd love to hear your toughts on this topic. Did I hit the nail on the head or was this a pretty big stretch? Have you had a similar experience while flipping through your collection? Should I keep an eye out for more of these or drop the concept forever? Drop a comment and let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading.
Only time a player made me think of another celebrity was this minor leaguer: http://diamond-jesters.blogspot.com/2017/06/repack-haiku-6-mike-huyler.htmlReplyDelete
Fun idea. Not sure you've seen it, but the 9 Pockets blog does a series like this with custom cards. https://ninepockets.blogspot.com/search/label/Custom%20CardReplyDelete
I think this should be a blog bat around. I don't have any that I have seen but would love to see what others come up with. I think you nailed it.ReplyDelete