Monday, December 17, 2012

#125 - Kent Tekulve

What a card: This is the final Topps card of Kent Tekulve in a Pirates uniform. He'd be traded to the Phillies in April of 1985.

My observation on the front: Any card of Tekulve cracks me up.

More opinion from me: If anyone from Hollywood decides to make a movie about Devo that involves baseball players as actors, I will be very upset if Tekulve is not involved.

Something you might know: Tekulve was a popular member of the We Are Family 1979 World Series champion Pirates. He recorded the final out of Game 7 of that Series.

Something you might not know: Tekulve was named after a used car dealer. His full name is "Kenton Charles Tekulve"

My observation on the back: It's almost as if Topps is still trying to justify Tekulve's status as a ballplayer. "See that nerdy guy on the front of the card? Well, he has a degree in Physical Education!"

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames, Pop Culture and News categories are updated.


Michael Chase said...

gotta love the aviators!

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Between the cap, the shades, and the mach turtleneck, this guy must have been hauling in the ladies at a record pace!