|photo from http://mikekenny.blogspot.com/|
This is Dante Bichette's 1996 Upper Deck card. There are three things I love about this card:
- Bichette's hair. The wispy locks creeping out of the back of his helmet hint at a potential MacGyver-esque mullet.
- Bichette's name on his helmet. Whatever machine that was used to label Bichette's helmet was archaic. I remember thinking it looked old when I got the card, and now it looks really old.
- The cell phone. I left the white elephant for the end. I just get this feeling that Bichette thought his phone was so incredibly cool that he had to have a photo taken with it. For this photo to become the image that personifies him as a ballplayer for a whole season for a company as reputable as Upper Deck...it astounds me. What an action shot! I'm so jealous of that marvelous piece of technology in Dante Bichette's hand! If only I could be just like Dante Bichette!