Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Monday

Center fielder Rick Monday spent five seasons with the Cubs, from 1972 to 1976. He had the best seasons of his career while with the Cubs.

Last week I picked up this card from Topps' 2002 American Pie Through the Years set.

Its got several things I like.

The picture of Monday is from his 1976 card, showing him in the home uniforms. The jersey swatch is from a home jersey, too, and it's got a pinstripe. And the blue on the card looks good with Cubbie blue.

All in all, its a nice card and I'm glad to add it to my relic collection.

One Rick Monday memory: During the early '70's. Cubs organist Frank Pelico had a theme song for each player that he would play when that player would come to the plate. Rick Monday's song was "Never On A Sunday." He played the line that went with the lyrics, "Oh you can kiss me on a Monday, a Monday; a Monday is very very good."

Well, I don't want to kiss Rick Monday. And he wasn't very very good; I think the best I can give him is that with the Cubs he was good

1 comment:

  1. I have a copy of that card as well. I like that you can see the fabric from the back as well as the front.