Thursday, July 18, 2013

90's Cardboard: Jason Giambi Dove Once...

... and was lucky enough to have a photographer from Topps there to capture that moment. Only the fans present at The Coliseum on that fateful afternoon will know whether or not he caught the ball. I imagine that the ball is still about 10 feet from the sliding Giambi and that he's just giving it the college try. Either way I think this literally might be one of Giambi's only diving plays. Go ahead do a Google search for Jason Giambi Diving, too lazy? That's ok I did it for you. Not exactly a smorgasbord of fielding shots. This is a 1998 Topps card and most likely a 1997 Giambi, a Giambi capable of defense. Now let us look into the next couple of years and after his monster season of 2001 and go to:

A 2002 Giambi? Or the Yankees Bat Boys underneath a parachute? This is what happens when you don't play defense kids. Apparently Fleer's photographers aren't hot on getting a shot of player doing anything baseball related. Anyway, I guess this is a good lesson kids: Offense wins Championships, but a lack of defense gives you baseball cards like the one above.

2 comments:

  1. That must be one of the worst photoshopped cards of all time (the 02 Platinum). Either that or Giambi snuck into CC's locker and swiped one of his jerseys!

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  2. I think he's has his arm inside of it? I don't know though it's a 2002, which was his first season with the Yanks if I'm not mistaken.

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