Monday, January 14, 2008

COTW for 1/13/08: 1994 Coca-Cola Monsters of the Gridiron #8 Emmitt "Lone Star Sheriff" Smith

In honor, or dishonor potentially, of the Cowboys' loss last night, I decided to post this ridiculous card. Now this was a set that was inserted into Coke products and being from Georgia, I love my Coke. However, every time I bought a 12 pack, I always seemed to get the same card. Emmitt Smith. Now while this might seem all well and good to get a card of a prolific player, it enraged me as I wanted whoever the Falcon was because that was my team! (The Falcon featured in this set was Jessie Tuggle who was given the nickname of Tarantula for this set. Why they didn't just use "The Hammer" I don't know) But each time I opened a pack of Coke, it was like sports card Groundhog Day. Emmitt Smith would always be staring up at me. Now onto the card itself. This getup they have Mr. Smith in is ridiculous and I don't even know where to begin. Do I start at the cowboy hat that's ON TOP of a football helmet? How about the white gloves featuring lightning bolts? Maybe the angular shoulder pads or the "football" made of metal? No the most telling thing about this photo is Emmitt's face. Lets take a closer look:

Looking into those sad, melancholy eyes makes me think Emmitt didn't have any idea what he was getting into and probably about after a few hours of makeup and costume and then an hour or two of photography, he was thinking twice about being the guy who said "ok" to this card. I think he face says it all and he wishes he would have passed this chance to Aikman.

3 comments:

mmosley said...

Emmitt could be the Tin-Man in the NFL version of "The Wiz" which was the Motown version of "The Wizard of Oz".

And Romo could be To-To...ny!

thewritersjourney said...

Wow. I don't know what else to say. Just...wow.

Bay Rat North West said...

This has got to be the worst card I have ever seen.