Thursday, December 16, 2021

2021 Card-vent Calendar: December 16

December 16, 2021:
1974-75 O-Pee-Chee #197 St. Louis Blues Team Leaders
Poor Pierre.  When your hairstyle can objectively be described as "Kinda Tom Snyder, But Brown," you never really had a chance on a card like this.  Garry Unger is absolutely killing it here.  I want to run my fingers through his hair in the most platonic way possible.

The best part of this card is the choice to use exactly two different Unger photos to fill his three spots.  At the top left we see the basic shot, the one Garry's mom would have picked when ordering his second grade school photos from Olan Mills.  An 8x10, two 5x7's for the grandparents, and a completely unnecessary number of wallet-sized.
Below that is the same exact photo, but with either a higher key light, or a larger aperture.  It's overexposed, and it creates a sheen that makes you believe that Garry's coif would undoubtedly make a fine afghan on a cold Calgary night.

In the upper right photo, we get a slightly different expression on Unger's face.  The photographer said, "Give me scary," and Garry did the best he could.  It's the most washed out of the three shots, but it convinces the viewer that Garry's locks, with enough Wall St. push, could be traded openly on the ETF market.  Gold, silver, and Unger: My portfolio is healthily diverse.
Pierre Plante, you are the lone bear in the inverse retelling of Goldilocks.  Fare thee well.

1 comment:

  1. i have had this cards since i was a kid and i always appreciated Garry Unger's expressions

    aww yeah, i'm the goals leader
    whaaat? i'm the assists leader too? that means i'm...
    the points leader! fuck yeah!!!