The Shysterball blog has a very amusing post about the backs of Topps 1973 baseball card set.
It seems that the editors at Topps decided to get a little more creative with the blurbs on the back of the cards around that time. And I didn't know Dick Dietz was ineligible for sports as a high school senior. Some of the best ones, with Shyster's comments --
was ineligible for sports as a high school senior because he was married." I suppose "Rich knocked up his junior prom date" wouldn't have gotten past the editors.
loves New York for its fine knishes." First draft: "Ron is a Jew."
set record with 33 passed balls in 1965." Wow, they're not even trying to polish that turd.
once decided to quit baseball." And thank YOU for bringing up the memory of that painful time in my life.
enjoys attending sporting events." Given his job, I would hope so.
crusades against the use of drugs." Wes Parker: Harshing Dodger buzzes since 1964!
enjoys watching television."
enjoys playing checkers." Killebrew calls him "wild man."
works in a service station in the off-season." And people think Marvin Miller shouldn't be in the Hall of fame?"
does volunteer dentistry work." You can just do that?
is taking graduate courses at U. of Southern Mississippi." I wonder what folks in early-70s Hattiesburg thought of the Spaceman?
received his college degree in Latin." Well la-de-frickin'-da.
is working on his PhD." Take that, Tom!
is working on his PhD in biochemistry." Take that, Mike!