This is awesome. Remember the Rally Squirrel, who gained so much attention during last year’s Cardinals playoff run? Topps has dragged it back into the limelight, prominently featuring the squirrel on Skip Schumaker’s Topps card for this season. Don’t worry Schumaker fans, this is just going to be a short print and not the more commonly distributed card. I’m not much of a card collector anymore, and I was never really into short printed variations that didn’t sparkle or feature hunks of bat, ball, jersey or an autograph, but this is a pretty cool nod towards the bizarre side of baseball from Topps.
Now, all we need is Allen Craig’s tortoise to be featured on a card. Torty is a legend, and dammit, he deserves more recognition. I mean, back in the 1980’s, Fleer put Glenn Hubbard and a boa constrictor on a card…maybe this is just a simpler time now.
[h/t: Larry Brown Sports]