Friday, March 26, 2010

More Dirt

I've got one more dirt card for you. This is from 1994 Stadium Club and it is WIllie Wilson's card. Willie was a long time fixture in the outfield of the Kansas City Royals. But he, like many other past-their prime veterans, finished his career with the Cubs.

He was signed by the Cubs as a free agent after the 1992 season and played in 105 games. But he hit only .258 and for the first time as a full time big leaguer, he had less than 10 stolen bases.

Willie played in 17 games for the Cubs in 1994 and was released, ending his career.

As you can see from the card, Wilson was an intense player. He's got the scream face going, and his leg is covered in dirt.

But what I like the most is the hole in his right knee

I don't think I have any other card that show a rip in the uniform like that.

Any else got any dirty, hole-y cards?


  1. Off the top of my head, Rick Schu 1987 Topps and Mark Gubicza 1989 Upper Deck both have just about the whole knee ripped off the uniform.

  2. I love this card. I never got past Willie's intense facial expression to even notice the hole in his knee.