Friday, November 23, 2018

U-G-L-Y This Card Ain't Got No Alibi

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Now that it's over, it's time to focus on Christmas! I don't own any ugly Christmas sweaters. Ironically, I have a sweatshirt and two long sleeved T-shirts that mimic the ugly sweater motif. So maybe I'm not one to decide what is ugly or not. That won't stop me from trying though! Peter over at Baseball Every Night is running an "Ugly Sweater" Ugly Baseball Card contest. To enter, all you have to do is show off your favorite "ugly" baseball card.

What's considered ugly is loosely defined for the purposes of this contest. I figured I'd start out with one the all time ugliest sets, 2012 Panini Triple Play. I started scrolling through each card, and my friends, I think I found a winner!

2012 Panini Triple Play #25 Carlos Gonzalez

Where to begin? Let's start with the ears, which look like they belong on Shrek. That may be the feature that sticks out the most (play on words intended!), but definitely not the only thing that makes this card ugly.There's also the fact the neck, head, and cap are all similar in width, giving poor Carlos an almost phallic shape. Then, there is what I am going to refer as Carlos's "half-face". He has a lower lip, but no upper lip. He has nostrils, but the bridge of the nose is no where to be seen. The artist drew in the irises, but no pupils. Throw in Panini's lack of a proper MLB license, and you have one ugly card! Mr. Gonzalez deserves better.

Think you can come up with a card uglier than this? head over to Baseball Every Night and join in!

Oh, hey, this is post #300! Whoo-hoo!


  1. Man, that entire set could qualify for that contest. I gotta get my post up!

  2. Congratulations on reaching post #300. 2012 Triple Play is a nice call for this contest.

  3. When I first seen these it was like, what the heck

  4. That's so awful. I think I have this card, actually. Or one from the set, sent to me as a bumper card to pad a better card. This is awful. Thank you very much for submitting!!

  5. Yeah it wouldn't be a good contest without any 2012 Triple Play in the mix (we call it TP for a reason right?) yet I can't believe that 2013 Triple Play is even uglier.

  6. All those Triple Play cards should be disqualified from such a contest. Totally unfair, lol. But if it's within the rules I'd say you've got the ..ahem..winner right here.

    Also, congrats on 300 posts!

  7. Bringing back Triple Play was a mistake. I do have fond memories of the 94 release but these recent cards are for preschoolers. The little leaguers I give cards to hate them! they want real photos and don't seem to mind the lack of logos on cards like Donruss. Plewphugher..phtooey. UGLY!