Monday, May 6, 2013
Random Awesome Photos: World Series Celebrations
The Jason Varitek card is from 2004 Donruss World Series. More particularly it is from the special extended box set after the Red Sox won. Donruss produced cards of all the players from the World Series roster except Kevin Millar who was ineligible for membership in the Players' Union due to being a former replacement player. The checklist included players like Curtis Leskanic, Pokey Reese, and Mike Myers. The Varitek is notable because it shows Tek leaping into Keith Foulke's arms immediately after the last out had been recorded at first base. There are also celebration shots shown on the cards of Foulke and Doug Mientkiewicz.
The Jonathan Papelbon is from 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces. Yes, Papelbon is kind of a douchebag and it is particularly evident on this card. This comes from immediately after Papelbon striking out Seth Smith swinging to end the World Series. The excitement in Papelbon's face is palpable.