Friday, July 13, 2012

#73 - Rusty Kuntz

What a card: This is the final card of Rusty Kuntz's seven-year major league career. Eleven-year-old boys all over the world cried the day he hung up his spikes.

My observation on the front: I've said it before and I'll say it again: batting cage shots are tremendous.

More opinion from me: I think, given the choice, I would rather be named Dick Pole or Pete LaCock than Rusty Kuntz. Which makes it all the stranger for me that Kuntz didn't just go by his given name of "Russell."

Something you might know: Kuntz's last name is actually pronounced "Koontz."

Something you might not know: Kuntz's son was drafted by the Royals in 2009. He chose to play for the University of Kansas and just completed his junior season. His first name, mercifully, is Kevin.

My observation on the back: OK, now I really AM pissed off. This is almost the exact same trivia question that was on the LAST card! And it wasn't even a good trivia question the first time.

The blog wants to speak now: A couple of updates to the News and Ballgames tabs, including saying farewell to one of the most memorable uniform choices of the 1970s.


Rob said...

Check out that wax stain on the back, lol, nice! I kind of miss those...

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

You've found another fan of 'Batting Cage Cards' in me!!!