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Rally Squirrel upstages Skip Schumaker on card

Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:35 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 4:14 pm
Skip Schumaker
By C. Trent Rosecrans

As if Skip Schumaker wasn't already better known by the guy at the plate when the "Rally Squirrel" ran across the field in Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Phillies, Topps cemented it as the squirrel has even bogarted Schumaker's baseball card.

If you don't remember the Rally Squirrel -- well, you're probably not a baseball fan and I'm not sure what you're doing here -- here's a reminder:

Skip SchumakerAbove you see the real 2012 Topps Skip Schumaker card -- with only a picture of Schumaker's right foot. The only way you can tell it's Schumaker is that his name's on the card. It's the first time in Topps history that a card doesn't feature a player's face (and the first to show part of the face of a squirrel, I'm assuming). Although, according to Beckett, there will be cards with Schumaker's face, with the squirrel version a "short-print" variation.

So, just for Mrs. Schumaker, to the right is Skip's face. We here at Eye On Baseball know what he looks like.

And speaking of picturing something -- Topps went ahead and altered photos to show what two of the biggest free-agent acquisitions, Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes, look like in their new uniforms:

Albert Pujols

The 2012 Topps Series 1 is scheduled to hit stores on Wednesday, so you can try your luck at getting a squirrel in a pack.

Hat tip: Big League Stew.

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Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:07 pm

Rally Squirrel upstages Skip Schumaker on card

Right now the "Rally Squirrel" has gnawed a hole in my eaves and is living in my attic.  I plan to put an end to the Cardinal Curse soon...

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:09 am

Rally Squirrel upstages Skip Schumaker on card

I must have this rally squirrel card!!!  BTW, they're going for as much as $600 on EBay

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