Just when you thought that there couldn't be any more good stuff from Tribecards!
IT'S PACK 5!!
Yup, we have arrived at another brilliant installment of the "Workin' in Shifts" review series that has been diligently pouring over David's generosity for the past 6 years. I know it's been a few weeks since the last WIS post, but time ceases to exist in my house lately.
I'm not sure if it's because of summer ending, or going into a week long funk after watching another gutwrenching loss by my Buckeyes, just general laziness (likely), or what.
Let's just say I was bowling with this guy. Yeah, that sounds best to me.
On to the cards:
Gary Roenicke - 1985 Topps
After staring at Gary's baseball reference page for a good 5 minutes, I still have no idea whether the guy was any good. So I looked up Lefty Gomez instead (because the back of Gary's card says that Lefty got the first RBI in All Star competition) in the hopes that Lefty was a righty. No such luck.
However, I did find that his name is actually Vernon Louis Gomez and his nickname was Goofy. Goofy Gomez.
Wait...I thought his nickname was Lefty.
Yankees are stupid.
Even though I have no idea who she is, Taryn Manning is "a renaissance woman and a true brand." I'm sure that means something to somebody. She's also the lead singer for her band Boomkat. Great. I've always said that what the world needs more of is actresses trying to break into the music biz.
Jay Payton - 2001 Fleer Triple Crown
I just like the look of this card. Jay Payton is cool too. He's from Zanesville.
True story, I was in a wedding in Zanesville. The reception was in the hotel ballroom that we were all staying. I highly recommend that. When people don't have to drive the party doesn't really end, it just moves. Good times. I've been told numerous times what a great time I had. You will not hear from me anything about the groom's father falling asleep in a chair and the groom actually tea-bagging his own dad. I will never admit to witnessing something this disturbing. As far as I know there are no photos of this anywhere. I'm not confirming anything. In fact, I'm a little bit confused as to why you brought it up in the first place.
Albie Lopez - 1995 Score
Somewhere in the back of my mind I still think that Albie Lopez is going to be a phenominal pitcher. I still get a little tingle when I see one of his cards.
Albie Lopez made over $10 mil in his career. I just thought you should know.
Sal Fasano - 1995 Upper Deck
Make that former Indian Sal Fasano. Look at young, vigerous 1995 Top Prospect Sal Fasano. So full of piss and vinegar. That is not the dude that I watched last year in the Tribe uni. I still liked watching him.
For a short time last year, Rob Neyer (who is not a fan of the Chief Wahoo caricature) took to calling the Indians the "Cleveland Fasanos" until such time as they change their mascot. It didn't last but I got a huge kick out of it while it did. I wish Rob would throw out a Clevand Fasanos reference occasionally just to keep people on their toes and reward loyal readers.
Bill Bonham - 1979 Topps
I will not look it up because right now this could still be John's brother. As far as I know.
BJ Surhoff - 1992 Studio
Am I the only one who for years thought BJ's name was "Shuroff"? I still have trouble not pronouncing it with the "sh" sound at the beginning.
Unfortunately, all of the info on the back of this card is boring. I won't bore you with it. I'm doing a good enough job at that without any help.
Manny Ramirez - 1995 Score Hitters Inc
What the hell is going on here? What is the point of the whole eye thing at the top? That's just creepy, man. That's creepy.
The back reminds us that Manny was second in the '94 ROY voting. It makes no mention of the fact that he lost out to Bob Hamelin. I wonder if the writers would like that one back?
Mookie Wilson - 1984 Topps
I can't look at a 1984 Topps card without thinking of Don Mattingly.
I like guys named Mookie. Quick, give me one guy named Mookie who people hate.
Randy Johnson - 1993 Flair
I just scanned this because it's one of the best looking cards ever. I have to get more from this set.
Rey Quinones - 1989 Fleer
I have very little tolerance for guys named Ray who spell their name "Rey". This guy's going to have to work pretty hard to get out of my doghouse. That mustache doesn't hurt his cause.
Sandy Alomar Jr - 1999 Upper Deck 10th Anniversary team
This is a fantastic looking card. Obviously it's the 1989 set with just the right amount of touch ups in cool gold foil. I like it a lot.
Believe it or not, there is still more to come. I have to keep at it because I've gotten myself way behind in the last few weeks and I have a lot of stuff that needs posting.
Thanks again David.
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