Topps to Feature Rookie Card of A Squirrel?!

Yes, that’s right. The famous “rally squirrel” that first appeared in Game 4 of the NLDS last October, is pretty much getting a baseball card all to itself. Card number 93 of the 2012 Topps Series 1 set, is technically the card of Cardinals’ second basemen Skip Schumaker, but for the first time in the history of the Topps’ card company, the card doesn’t feature the face of the player on the card. As a matter of fact, Schumaker is barely visible–with only the lower part of his leg being shown:

If I was Skip Schumaker, I’d be very upset at the Topp’s card company. It’d be one thing if they made a card for the rally squirrel–they’ve done cards for mascots in the past–but to actually have it be the card of Schumaker? I mean come on. I would think the Topps’ company would be a little more professional than this. (Although to their credit, the card is being made a short-print.)

On a brighter side, the 2012 Topps Series 1 baseball set is also going to include the first cards of Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols in their new uniforms–given they are photoshoped. These cards (like the Schumaker card) are due to be short-prints, thus making them must have cards for collectors.

Want one of the Skip Schumaker short-print cards? Well, you have a two options:

Option 1: Go to your local card shop and buy pack after pack, until you hopefully get lucky and pull one of the cards.

Option 2: Buy the card off eBay. One of the first sold on eBay for $600!

I think I’ll go with option 1.

8 Comments

LOL! As a Cub fan, I’m not very squirrel friendly. So, while I buy both of my sons baseball cards, I think I might try to sell this one on ebay myself.

Ron

They are making a second (real) card for Schumaker, this one is just a funny joke. There is no reason to get upset over it.

RON-
Haha.
JOSH-
I understand that they’re making a second card, but the fact that they made this one in the first place is stupid.

@Josh, I’m not upset at all. I think it’s funny and would happily make some money of this card.

Ron

This is hilarious why would you be mad about it? If I were Skip I would be totally down. I was at this game and it was awesome seeing the Rally Squirrel run across the plate :D

As a BB CardCollector of course I’m going for the card. But I still think it’s still a little tacky on Topps’ part.

I like the Justin Upton SP better. Go DBacks!

moe.

KEELAN-
I’m not mad. If I were Skip I would be.
HEATHER-
I agree.
UNCLEMOE- :)

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