I'm a sucker for a bargain, and when I can pick up a relic card of a Cubs star from my youth for only two bucks, I'll usually grab it.
Of course, it is one nasty, ugly card. But hey, for two bucks, you can't be fussy. Dave Kingman could hit a baseball a long way, but he wasn't the most photogenic person. He looks either hung over or constipated. The card is from the 2005 Topps Pristine Legends set. I don't see anything to pristine about the card. Not only is the pictue nasty, but the colors and design of the card as just as nasty.
What intrigued me about the card wasn't Kingman's face, it was the knob of his bat. Look again and you'll see a handwritten #10 and some more writing. This wasn't going to be another infamous
Billy Ripkin FF card was it?
Nope. I turned the picture up sided down and did some cropping for a better view. It looks like it says "game". Apparently Kingman had different bats that he used in games and in BP...
....kind of like this guy.