Saturday, September 10, 2016

Who's on first?

Why, it's the young Lost Collector during tee ball.

Jedi Jeff over at 2x3 Heroes is holding a contest to make a custom card using a picture of yourself from your childhood, preferably on a baseball field. Well, this cool cat wearing teal Chuck Taylors and a red, white, and blue wristband is yours truly, probably around the age of 5.

This is a legendary picture in my family. As you can probably see, my hand is, uhhh, touching myself. Apparently I did this every time I got on base, so my grandmother decided to snap a picture so that it lives in infamy. I felt like a late '80s Score design was appropriate. Shout out to the Rookies App for making dweebs like me easily make and print customs.

Now whenever my four-year-old has a little bout of touching himself and my wife complains, I show her the picture and say that it runs in the family.

I have very fond memories of tee ball. I was able to play on the same field my older brother played at during little league, so I thought that was cool. At the end of each game, they'd move the tee to a few few from the outfield fence and we'd have a HR derby. The winner would get a pack of Topps. I remember winning a couple of times and opening the cards and chomping on the gum before I got back to my mom and she made me spit it out.


  1. I love the Rookies App - such an cool concept for an app. They do an A+ job with the actual production of the cards as well!

  2. Love the Gazoo helmet on your head as well. And that image on a Score design seals the deal.

  3. This is the best I've seen so far. Nice paring with '88 Score.

  4. Awesome card. As for touching yourself... everyone who has played the game has adjusted himself on occasion. Some just do it more often than others.