February 05, 2008
Topps Gives Rudy Red Sox Zelig Moment
Via the Post:
The digital imaging wizards at Topps baseball cards are at it again - and this time failed presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani makes a cameo appearance on a collectable card.
Only he probably won't be too happy about it.
That's him in the middle of the Boston Red Sox on-field celebration - arm up in the middle of a victory yell - following the last out of the Bosox World Series-clinching win last season.
The limited-edition card is a none-too-gentle jab at the outspoken Yankees fan who pronounced last October that he would be rooting for the Red Sox to win the Series because he was an American League fan.
Giuliani's position shocked many Bronx Bomber loyalists - and led to a Post parody at the time.
Big Apple-based Topps, which former Walt Disney Co. boss Michael Eisner acquired last year, designed the special card to promote the 2008 season collection - due in stores tomorrow.
"We read about Rudy rooting for the Red Sox and we thought - why not put him in the middle of the celebration," said Clay Luraschi, baseball brand manager for Topps.
Well, at least Topps didn't put on Yankees cap on him in the picture.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 5, 2008 06:38 AM
it could be because I'm tired, but I find that pic to be hilarious!
Rudy deserves it. That stupidity with the Sox was just one in a number of stumbles in a poorly-run campaign.