Monday, February 29, 2016

From the Pedro Binder

2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars Dress for Success

In 2001, game used inserts were all the rage. In just a handful of years, they had gone from rare treasures to something you expected. Those first days of Upper Deck declaring “Game Used Jersey!!!” and needing nothing else were gone.

We now had two pieces of game used memorabilia instead of just one. And, the insert needed to have a clever name as opposed to just calling it a game used card.

I bet you know where I’m going with this.

The name of the insert set is “Dress for Success” and includes a piece of a game used…bat.  Now, unless you’re considering a bat some sort of wardrobe accessory, I’m not thinking you need one to dress for success. Especially for Pedro. You know, a pitcher. His bat accounts for, roughly, 0% of his success. 

Oh, yeah. I know that a jersey piece is included on the card. And, a jersey is something you’d need to dress for success. And, if the set was titled “Things you need to be successful” I wouldn’t have nearly the problem. But, if you’re going to go through the trouble of naming the set after clothing, follow through with it. Otherwise, you’re just naming it something for the sake of naming something.

And we wouldn’t want that.

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