This is a regular series which attempts to combine my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebrities. Today, I am highlighting the worst teams in the AL and NL. Coincidentally, they also are my favorite teams in each league. Go figure.
Dan Patrick gained big fame while on ESPN. I loved the days of Patrick and Olberman. Patrick left ESPN after an 18 year stint. He has since joined NBC Sports, as well as having a syndicated radio show. Patrick was a pretty good amateur athlete. I think with his guile, he could have carved out a Frank Tanana-esque career. Unfortunately, even now, he might be able to help the Cubs. I do think his Celebrity Jersey Card does fit with the 1980 Topps cards (which happen to be among my least favorite).
Mark Spitz won nine Olympic Gold medals, plus a silver and a bronze. He also set 33 world records. That is a Hall of Fame career and it was all done in a four year span. That is pure dominance. I am not sure how that would help the woeful Twins, other than hoping his greatness would rub off on them. Still, I like the looks of him on the Celebrity Jersey Card. The gray hair is reminiscent of Phil Niekro.