Friday, May 30, 2008

A Different Kind of Pack (2006 Parody Playing Cards)


While finding images of cards for my Indians Uniform countdown, I came across a card of Ken Keltner that showed him in caricature on a playing card. After searching the 'net for a while, I discovered the source of the oddball: Hero Decks by Parody Productions. Specifically, this is called "Hero Decks presents Cleveland Baseball Heroes."


Players are featured on standard playing cards, each featuring the years they played with the Tribe and a tidbit of that player's history with the Indians.


There are 52 different players, which surprised me because I figured the deck would simply repeat after the first suit. Wrong!!


Some of the information is funny, while some of it is simply a list of facts. I personally liked the "Nap" card blurb...


As you can see, the deck represents players from the team's beginnings up to 2006, including heavy hitters, all-star hall-of-famers and fan favorites.

You might want to see if they make a variation for your favorite team... It's one of those weird oddball things that you can show off to whomever it is you show your collection off to...

2 comments:

NMboxer said...

Very neat. Do you collect any objet d'Indians, or mainly cards? (L. loved that little pinback you sent her a while back.)

--David said...

Very good question! :-) I collect mainly cards and flat oddball items that can be put into binders whenever possible. Having said that, I also have lots of "trinkets" that folks have bought me over the years. :-)