Fuji recently asked for suggestions of cheap, cool cards which everybody should have in their collection. I could probably do a month’s worth of posts on the subject, but for now I’ll go with this 1992 Pinnacle Tom Glavine. I’ve always liked this card, and it’s spent the last 20 years in a binder of cards which are not sets/teams/players I collect, but are just too cool not to have.
What’s great about this card is that they could’ve just handed Glavine a hockey stick or shown him skating around in a generic hockey uniform… but instead he suited up in his Braves uniform, lace up the skates and hit the ice. It really makes for a interesting photo, much better than the others in this “Sidelines” subset.
Tom Glavine played hockey in high school, and was good enough to be drafted in the 4th round by the L.A. Kings, ahead of future Hockey Hall Of Famers Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille.
Perhaps if Glavine chose the Kings instead of the Braves, the Kings might’ve won it all sooner… either that, or he’d be saying “Oh, sure, now they win the Stanley Cup”.