Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Gems of Junk Wax, Pt. 21: 1990 Topps #278 Pascual Perez
Pascual Perez sported some mean Jheri-curls in his day. (I always thought it was spelled "Jerry curls" until I looked it up.)
What the heck happened with hair in the 1980's? Anyone that invested in hairspray back then must've made a fortune.
A few weeks ago, I looked through some boxes under my bed. All the boxes have stuff from the overproduction era inside, mainly early '90s Topps cards. I thought I might find one or two cards I could use for the GOJW series.
One of the boxes was all 1990 Topps. As I flipped through each card, I realized just how bland the set is. Not a great design, and next to no action shots. I'd say that it was probably Topps' worst offering in its 61-year history.
However, this card made me laugh. I don't know too much about Perez, but I do know that he had quite an interesting personality. He'd dance on the mound and sprint off the field after the end of an inning (a lot like Jose Lima).
I guess his hair matches his personality.
There's some good "hair" cards out there, but this one takes the cake.
I can't think of a better one.