Haircuts I Wish I Could Pull Off – The Kelly Gruber

12 Aug

I’m going to tell you right now, Kelly Gruber was my favourite player as a kid.  I was ridiculed significantly for this after the wheels fell off his career partway through the 1991 season, but I still maintain he was the best fielding third baseman the Blue Jays have ever had, and for a brief time he was the best hitting one as well.

But let’s be honest.  This isn’t about his abilities as a ballplayer.  This is about his haircut.  The one.  The only.  The Kelly Gruber.  It was more than a mullet.  It was blond magnificence, flowing in the summer breeze.  Just take a look at these examples:

The Kelly Gruber had power.  About to unleash in 1990 Donruss:

1990 Donruss - Kelly Gruber

The Kelly Gruber had assertiveness.  “Just give us a damn minute,” it says in 1993 Upper Deck:

1993 Upper Deck - Kelly Gruber

The Kelly Gruber put on third base clinics.  Smooth as silk in 1989 Score:

1989 Score - Kelly Gruber

The Kelly Gruber was an All-Star.  1991 Topps.  Booya.

1991 Topps All-Star - Kelly Gruber

The Kelly Gruber was what all other mullets wished they could be.

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