Geronimo Pena, Ray Lankford, Bernard Gilkey and Ozzie Smith were, for some reason, featured on one of these awesome 1993 Upper Deck team cards. On these cards, a group of players from one team are associated with some kind of slogan, like, in this case, “Runnin’ Redbirds.” Smith, of course, is a Hall of Famer, Lankford was coming off a really good 1992 season, but I’m not really sure what Gllkey and Pena are doing there.
You will notice two things about this slogan:
- There is an absence of a “g,” replaced with an apostrophe in the word “Runnin’.” This is obviously much cooler than using the word “Running,” which only nerds use.
- The cardinal on the “Runnin’ Redbirds” logo is much stronger looking than the cardinal they use on their hats and jerseys… almost juiced up, one might say… perhaps a sign of things to come for the Cardinals later that decade?