1992 was the year Bowman became an elite product in The Hobby. Topps, resurrected the vintage brand in 1989 but didn’t do much for them with their over-sized debut and somewhat bland efforts in ‘90 & ‘91.
By 1992, Bowman became a big player thanks to a smaller than usual print run, some BIG prospects, and a great design. Still, not everything was perfect. Some of the player photographs were unusually cheesy, even by 1992 standards.
Below is one such card, featuring former closer, Ugueth Ulysses Urbina. Baseball cards should never, ever look like this. For starters, Ugueth looks more like a model for Cuban Vogue on this card then a guy who would lead the league in Saves in 1999.
In case anyone is wondering where Urbina has been the past few years, he’s been in prison. You see, one day Ugueth came home and began chasing his employees with machetes and attempting to light them on fire.
Well, in case any team is looking for pitching … Urbina was just released from prison for “good behavior” and is planning on making a comeback. Hey, if Manny Ramirez can do it, why not “Uggy”?