Angels Baseball Cards – Albert Pujols

by on January 27, 2012 · 6 comments

Here at PH8, we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest and greatest news about baseball (even if it is fake news).  The latest tidbit floating around the interwebz is an image of the Topps baseball card for one Albert Pujols.  Now, some people are already claiming that this is a fake, but I have my doubts.  The image is just too convincing.  See for yourself:

See the moneybag. Be the moneybag.

Consider the following points when trying to determine whether or not this is a legitimate image of the card or a really, really good fake.  First, Albert appears to be in nearly ideal fielding position to catch a small bag of “respect money”.  Second, the base runner for the Royals looks to actually already be safe on base, so the “respect money” ball is actually a throw to first base to check on the runner.  That seems like an ordinary baseball play, so there is nothing out-of-the-ordinary there.  Finally, this image is attributed to an anonymous source, and according to Benjamin Franklin “anonymous internet sources are simply kindly web denizens who seek not the spotlight of fame”.

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Cardinals fan since I could hold a fishing pole steady. Accidental blogger. Opinionated. I could care less about what you think of me. Constantly confounded, bemused, and confuzzled (ie I'm a pc and a mac). I'm an IT infrastructure analyst with a penchant for breaking tech toys. I ate a sabermetric primer for breakfast. I love playing "All-powerful GM of MLB". The 2010 Cardinals represented a good, practical definition "cognitive dissonance". The 2011 version got by on duct tape and a prayer, and I'm fine with that. They just need new tape for #12 in 12.
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