|KONG GONE OR JUST A SWING AND A MISS?|
|CAN'T SPELL KINGMAN WITHOUT A K.|
THE FRONT PAGE
- Great image of Dave Kingman. Would make a kick-ass 24x36 poster. Maybe Spencer's at the mall could sell a blacklight version.
THE BACK PAGE
- Kong is the grandfather of the high-power, low-average player. Or, in other words, he was ahead of his time.
- Neat cartoon noting how far this guy could drive 'em when he did make contact.
- That cool blurry crowd background is what photographers call bokeh (pronounced boo-kay), the rendering of the out-of-focus points of light. Photography lesson over, we now return you to baseball cards.
- Kingman was known either as a great practical joker or a class-A jagoff. To sportswriters, probably the latter as he once sent a live rat in a pink box to a female sportswriter in the press box while with the A's in 1986.
- Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mike Royko hated Kingman so much when he played with the Cubs he nicknamed him "Ding Dong.''
- When I see Kong's full name on the back, I always think it says "David King Arthur.''
- This card was part of a starter lot I bought on eBay. Finished the set last year.