|1999 Fleer Tradition, #264|
I mentioned this a couple of posts ago, and I felt inspired to actually have a go with it today.
One of the best scenes from Wayne's World is Wayne's corporate sell-out debate with producer Benjamin Kane (played by none other than "Hi, I'm Rob Lowe"). Naturally, while Wayne rails against the idea of sponsors influencing the content of his show, he's shamelessly posing with a Pizza Hut box, a bag of Doritos and Nuprin tablets among other things. It's prop comedy at its best and it still makes me chuckle to this day.
So, bringing it back to the hobby at hand, any time I see a baseball card with an overt advertisement in the background, it takes me back to this scene. And there are tons of cards featuring some variety of big, gaudy in-stadium ad signage. Thus, I thought it would be fun to grab one of these cards every so often, scan it, and present it here for a giggle or two.
Above, you see former Met Preston Wilson chillin' pregame at Shea Stadium. Looks like a hot summer day in the Big Apple. Perhaps the perfect opportunity to enjoy an ice cold Pepsi Cola?