I’m finally getting around to another Gary Carter post. Quite ironic as the original intent of this entire blog was to give me an online spot to showcase and discuss my Carter collection. I’ve been collecting anything and everything pertaining to Gary Carter since I guess around 1987. Needless to say, I have quite a collection.
My wife thinks its weird and I think she felt I crossed the line when I bought a polo shirt that Gary had worn at one of his charity golf tournaments. She wants to know why I’m buying clothes worn by other men.
She clearly doesn’t “get it”.
One of my favorite pieces is this post card of Gary. The painting was done in 1989 by Jeffrey Rubin and was featured in a book containing about 25 other baseball related post cards. The book was released in 1990 and simply carries the title of “Baseball”. I received the book as a gift from my parents for Christmas. I’ve since lost most of the other cards in the book. This one survived the past 26 framed and displayed proudly on a bookshelf.
Card collectors will instantly recognize the image as it is also featured on Gary’s 1989 Score baseball card. I may be biased, but I think that card is one of the more iconic cards of that set.