Lately, thanks to President Douchebag down south, and his decision to blame EVERYBODY for the racial violence plaguing the United States, many professional athletes have taken to Twitter to share their opinions on the matter. A lot of people, however, just believe athletes should just shut up and play sports. Personally, I think it’s great that people of influence are taking a stand, instead of just sitting idly by and saying, “ho hum, just another day…” Muhammad Ali took a stand. Several times. Kareen Abdul Jabbar did it too. Colin Kaepernick and Lebron James are doing it now.
Back in the 1990s card companies actually encouraged athletes to express themselves, because (I assume) it was believed kids would love to see their heroes sliding down water slides, posing in front of camp fires, perspiring in a sauna, and playing lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots of golf OK, so 1990s athletes were nowhere near the same level as Martin Luther King on the courageous self-expression scale. This week’s Overexposed card features Luke Richardson from the 1992-93 Pinnacle set showing off the rocket he built for the sixth-grade science fair. He’s even all dressed up for the occasion. And to make this card even better (worse?), we have the early nineties Saved By The Bell markings all along the left side, which is so grating to the eyes I immediately want to wash them out with sulfuric acid.