Sunday, September 12, 2010

2004 Fleer Greats of the Game

Today, we're going to take a look at this pack of cards in a rather grim way. Since most of these players will likely be dead, I will fill you in on the circumstances of each man's death. This ought to be a doozy.

Let's tear in, and tear this pack from the Death's cold, firm grasp.

Top to Bottom:
84 Preacher Roe
11/9/08: Beheaded after bringing up the taboo subject of his boss's Chinese and American heritage.

141 Bob Lemon
1/11/00: Abdominally skewered by a length of pipe which entered the industrial boiler behind him. Told to "let off some steam" by adversary, Matrix.

98 Cecil Travis
12/16/06: Exited Bolivian lean-to with partner with guns blazing, ending in a freeze frame. Presumed shot.

136 Rod Carew
10/15/30: Not yet deceased. Will most likely be hung through back on meathook in remote Texas farmhouse.

103 Willie Stargell
4/9/01: Flayed alive by a wealthy cult looking to find the secrets of the afterlife.

On a serious note, some of those old-timers lived to a very old age. Travis was 93, Roe 92, Lemon 79. Well-lived lives.