1989 Donruss – Pat Borders
So, we are now well into Movember, and a lot of people look creepy. Pat Borders, the 1992 World Series MVP, is something of a mentor – a legend, if you will – for anyone with a creepy mustache.
A few things you might not know about Pat Borders, besides the fact he thought he looked really, really good in the photo for this baseball card:
-Played for six different teams with whom he played just one season with 150 or fewer at-bats. Dude got around.
-Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
-Was still playing Major League baseball (well, he was playing in Seattle, so Major League is up for debate) in 2005 at the age of 42.
Movember, keeping ordinary people away from toy stores and elementary schools in November for over a decade.
PS. donate to Movember.
1988 Topps - Jeff Reardon
Here at Sorting by Teams I pay a lot of attention to the mustache… and for good reason. The mustache is an incredible thing, even though some people who have them shouldn’t be allowed near schools.
However, the beard is an often overlooked feature that deserves recognition of its own. Hence, today’s new category, Badass Beards.
One of the best Badass Beards in history was Jeff Reardon. I remember him during the 1992 World Series while playing for the Braves, talking about giving up the game winning hit to Candy Maldonado: “People say why’d you throw him another curveball? Well, I threw him another curveball because he looked sick on the first two.” I thought he might rip the reporter’s head off.
He looked that day like he did on 1988 Topps. Angry. Bearded. Badass.