Then there was the part of showing off your costume at school. My mom would always want to make me a costume, but I insisted on buying the cheap plastic, store bought ones. Damn. I was such a fool. Oh well. It still allowed me to wear something out of the ordinary for one day without being judged or ridiculed.
I figured in the spirit of Halloween, I'd show off some memorabilia cards that feature players wearing costumes. I mean... wearing uniforms of teams they aren't typically remembered for. Well... not by me at least. For example, Rickey reppin' the Red Sox...
2003 Topps Bazooka Blasts Bats #BB-RH
It's one thing to see Rickey wearing Yankee Pinstripes. That's scary. But it's not every day you see him wearing a Red Sox jersey.
It's probably even rarer to see him donning a Mariners jersey...
2001 Pacific Private Stock Game-Used Gear #158
Here's another speedy ballplayer wearing a costume...
2002 Topps Traded Tools of the Trade #TTRR-TR
It's also kind of weird to see the Tools of the Trade moniker being used on a Topps card instead of a Playoff card.
Moving along, here are a few more...
2005 Bowman #135
I just started to notice a pattern here. These cards are all game-used bat cards. I guess there probably aren't a lot of Sosa Baltimore Orioles game-used jerseys floating around out there.
Okay... here's an obligatory jersey card for you...
2005 Donruss Throwback Threads Throwback Collection #TC-22
And here's even a manufactured relic for all of you as well...
2010 Topps WS Commemorative Patch
I might have remembered seeing Sosa with the Orioles or Raines with the Marlins... but I honestly had no idea Mathews played for the Tigers. He actually played two seasons in Detroit. Then again... I wasn't even born yet. That's why seeing Mathews without a Braves jersey is a little out of the ordinary for me.
What about you?
What are some players and teams you'll never get used to seeing together?
Happy Halloween and sayonara!
2010 Topps Chrome #212
Congratulations Washington Nationals fans! What an awesome World Series. One of the best I ever listened to.