Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sweet Lou Loves Him Some Sweet Lou

Whitaker signed his 1989 Bowman card "Sweet-lou Whitaker" - not only signing the nickname "Sweet," but failing to capitalize his own given first name.

On a side note, I hated these '89 Bowman cards. They didn't fit in any binder sleeves and inevitably all ended up with dinged corners. Not a single "gem mint ten" '89 Bowman exists on the planet today. The only worse set in this regard is the 1989 Topps Big set. More on those at a later time.

Lou Whitaker
Second Baseman, Detroit Tigers
1989 Bowman #103

Topps Fact: Acq: Via Draft
GMT Fact: The nickname "Sweet" was given to "lou" by the Tigers equipment manager in the spring training of Whitaker's rookie year after having washed his unmentionables. Mistakenly, "lou" took this as a term of endearment.


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Brian said...

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