I've decided to declare today, October 11th, as Dock Ellis Day.
Because I'll be catching the newly released No No: A Dockumentary on the silver screen later tonight. I'm not much for most movies nowadays, so this is the first time in a while that I've been genuinely excited to hit the theater.
I don't have a ton of time to go into a detailed Dock Ellis biography, so I'll let another source do that for now.
Instead, I thought I'd show you every single Dock Ellis card I own in honor of his holiday.
Here they are in all their glory.
Favorite card of Dock: 1975 Topps/Topps mini.
Card that best represents Dock: The psychedelic 1972 Topps, for the obvious reason.
First card of Dock: I'm not 100 percent certain, but I think it was his 1980 Topps "sunset" issue.
Most recent Dock: 1976 Kellogg's, way back in November of last year. I'm overdue.
Uniform that most suits Dock: '70s Pirates, baby!
Uniform that least suits Dock: Those bland late '70s Rangers jerseys.
Card that needs to be produced of Dock: Something like this commemorating his seven-game stint with the '77 A's.
Most fabricated card of Dock: 1976 Topps Traded. Ain't no way the Yankees allowed facial hair on their precious ball club.
Most shocking card of Dock: Either his '69 rookie or '70 Topps issues. I can't get used to seeing him with that baby face.
Bad cards of Dock: None. This is Dock Ellis we're talking about.
Happy Dock Ellis Day!