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Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Albino from The Princess Bride?

Still busy organizing.

Came across this card of Charlie Sands:After his playing career, he went into the farm boy/pirate torturing business.
Charlie has no highlights to speak of but the back of his 1974 Topps cards shares some interesting tidbits.
  1. Caught a 7-hour, 29 inning game. The whole thing? That's quite impressive. (Maybe if they made Westley catch for that long instead of using that water device, he would have been more than just mostly dead.)
  2. Won a World Series ring while just batting once in the 1971 Series. (Fred Savage was in the movie for 5 minutes and he still gets royalty checks!)
  3. Came back from a fractured knee cap that required 3 stars to demonstrate how painful it was to Charlie. (I give The Princess Bride 4 stars.)