Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stale Gum National Chicle Contest

Stale Gum is having a contest where we get to parody the awful looking cards that are coming out of the preview images associated with 2010 Topps National Chicle.

We were treated to "Chipper Ruth" and "Big Frank in White Face" and they look horrendous! Granted, some of the images are really nice looking. I hope that the nice images will outweigh the putrid looking ones, once the set is officially released.

One could look at my entry and wonder what exactly is going on. I shall try to explain the best I can.

Using Topps logic, I took the 1986 Topps Traded card of Bobby Bonilla and slapped Barry Bonds name on. I used filters on the image to make the card look a little like a painting. It's not something that is easily picked up, but it's there.

Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create this particular card. Remember, I'm using Topps logic.

In the 1985 draft the White Sox had a chance to take Barry Bonds, but opted for Kurt Brown instead. Topps logic dictates that Barry Bonds should have been drafted by the White Sox. Follow me so far? OK.

Topps logic says that it's ok to use someone who kinda looks like the subject in question. Someone who could be mistaken for the subject (if you squint) and ultimately someone who could have a loose connection to said subject.

Enter Barry Bonds "Killer B" partner, Bobby Bonilla. Bobby was on the White Sox for a brief amount of time, before finding greener pastures in Pittsburgh. What better person to stand in for the elusive Bonds? No one, I tells ya, no one! Remember, it's better than logic... it's Topps logic!
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