Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Card of the Week: Breakfast of Champions

I've been such a boob. I haven't posted a Card of the Week for awhile. Above is a 1996 Upper Deck card featuring roommates Eric Karros and Mike Piazza enjoying a healthy breakfast of corn flakes and donuts. Cardboard skipper Tommy Lasorda watches on in glee, no doubt peddling a can of SlimFast. After all, when was the last time Tommy was that skinny.

I don't quite know if the card is a special insert or a subset from the 1996 Upper Deck set, but I do know that it was photographed by V. J. Lovero, of Sports Illustrated. He was also a team photographer for the Angels and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Lovero died in 2004 at the age of 44 from cancer.
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