|I think that's Ben McDonald with Ripken. Frank Thomas could really move for such a burly guy. And check out Bonds, "I didn't do it!" Yeah, you totally did.|
|These have a bit of a slanted Rocko's Modern Life quality, dontcha think?|
That was beautifully succinct. Upper Deck's flagship set had something similar called "Predictor" that was the same idea but with more than just home runs.
Hey, look at this guy:
Let's get this out of the way early: I don't know who that lady is, nor how she got into this photo and then that photo got onto the base card. I was hoping the blurb on the back would clue us in, but no luck.
I like to think that woman is the Upper Deck representative and Griffey was playing around and invited her into the picture because she goes around taking so many other peoples' pictures. Or perhaps she's the same rep that's been taking all his Upper Deck photos since the famous '89 rookie and they now have a work-based friendship he wanted to commemorate. I really have no idea, but Griffey is friendly like that.
Here's a list of all possible reasons this photo exists:
- She is an Upper Deck rep, and they are friends - This is not unreasonable, but there's no way she wears that hat on the reg. Plus she looks retired.
- She won a contest - This is extremely plausible when you consider all the Upper Deck logos they put on her. This is the best one so far.
- She has a serious ailment - They would never make the poor old woman kneel if she was ill enough to get to be on a Griffey card.
- She is Jay Buhner's mom - On second thought, this is the best one so far. Still, I'm going with "She won a contest."
So, those are my best guesses. If you know, give us a shout-out.
Here is the silver signature: