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 – Jack Morris
With November 1 comes the start of Movember, when men everywhere grow mustaches in order to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. As an appreciator of fine mustaches, I thought I’d start November off right and join in on the fun by celebrating one of the all-time great mustaches in baseball. This one was grown by Mr. Jack Morris.
Morris was known as a fierce competitor with a dirty forkball, and had the most wins of any pitcher in the 1980’s. However, he also gave up the most hits, earned runs and home runs of any pitcher in the same decade, leading to some pretty heated debates (a good summary can be found at Getting Blanked) about whether he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame or not, Morris will always have Game 7 to hang his hat on, and a mustache to hang his four World Series rings on.