Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Sombrero Card

The wonderfully quirky Collective Troll likes sombrero cards. Well cards with pictures of baseball players wearing sombreros. The other evening I found a photo on the web, snagged it, grabbed a font I like, ran it through the fictitious card making machine and blammo, instant sombrero card.

Marck, here's another one for your collection.

Here's some more info on the photo.  I lifted it from the Corbis Images website.  (Okay, that will get me in trouble, I'm sure).

Their caption reads:
As a result of the published statement that former mayor William O'Dwyer of New York has a proposition to transfer the Brooklyn Dodgers to Mexico City, two Dodger pitchers try on Mexican sombreros for size.  They are Russ Meyer (left) and Clem Labine.  O'Dwyer, who has a law business in Mexico City, is here on legal business and to see the series.  He said he was to meet with Dodger President Walter O'Malley on his proposal.  Asked about the proposed switch, O'Malley said "if we blow this series, Mexico City won't be far enough south for us."
The photo was taken on September 30, 1955 by Sam Goldstein and is © Bettmann/CORBIS.

And now you know the rest of the story.


  1. Wow, what's the story behind this one? Those are God's own sombreros.

  2. Phew! No offense, but I thought that was a real actual card that I now must chase.

    Nice photo though.

  3. Nice! My dad grew up a Dodger fan, so I passed the link his way. Other than the REAL move to LA a few years later, he should get a kick out of it.

  4. Bill Gates is gonna get you . . .