Today is National Drink Beer Day, so I figured I'd show off a few Tony Gwynn collectibles that are related to the world's most popular alcoholic beverage. So grab yourself some suds, sit back, and check these out...
#1: 1996 Pinnacle Summit Ballparks #18
I feel like beer advertisements are fairly common on trading cards, but I only found found a handful of Gwynns featuring them in my binders.
If you look right above Gwynn's butt and to the right, you'll see a Budweiser ad within the Jack Murphy Stadium scoreboard.
#2: 1997 Score #535
I'm not 100% sure what beer company is featured on the outfield wall behind Gwynn, but it's some kind of light beer. Anyone recognize this beer logo?
#3: 1984 Miller Lite #NNO
I've featured this oversized Gwynn a few times on this blog over the years.
You guys like beer. I like oversized Tony Gwynn oddball cards.
#4: 1984 Smokey San Diego Padres #NNO
Another Budweiser ad embedded in a scoreboard. This time Gwynn has a drinking buddy. Smokey the Bear.
The last item isn't a trading card...
#5: Ale Smith .394 Pale Ale Bottle & Carrier
Two years ago, Mr. Haverkamp hooked me up with this bottle and carrier for my Tony Gwynn PC. I'm not sure about the shelf life of beer, but this unopened bottle is still sitting on my book shelf, while the carrier has been stored flat underneath it.
Even though I'm not really a beer drinker, I actually regret not opening this up and giving it a try. But the next time I'm down in San Diego, I'll make sure to buy a bottle for consumption.
As for National Drink Beer Day... I'll have to celebrate it with a swig of Smartwater... since I don't have any root beer on hand. What about you?
Did you celebrate the special day with a malt beverage?
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!