There weren’t a whole lot of guarantees in life as a kid, other than school, fun summers and boring winters. If you were anything like me though, there was one thing that translated to year-round amusement: collecting trading cards (specifically baseball).
A lot of the money I earned mowing lawns, raking leaves and shoveling snow quickly changed form into packs of cardboard-backed photos and a stick of stiff chewing gum wrapped in a wax wrapper.
It was all about the name on the front and the stats on the back (can’t forget the fun facts either) when I hoarding my favorite cards, so the actual picture didn’t really matter all that much.
But as the years go by, and I dig my collection out of the boxes and binders to reminisce, I can’t help but laugh at some of the players of old and how goofy they looked. Whether the photo was staged or impromptu, some are just plain awful.
Obviously, these are up for debate, so please leave comments with your suggestions.
In no particular order, here are the 20 worst baseball card photos of all-time.