A born + raised Detroiter, White catapulted himself to fame while performing as singer and guitarist for The White Stripes, a garage band he founded with bandmate & wife, Meg.
He sometimes returns back home to perform and last year made a pitstop at Comerica Park to throw out the first pitch at a game.
That event is now commemorated in all its glory on a Topps baseball card. The Jack White card will be included in the Series I set.
Now, leeeetttttt's play ball!
So here's the story: We send this card via post to whoever needs some encouragement, like if one of us is going through trials + tribulations or y'know- just moved or something.
I also have a hard time believing this is the shot they selected to showcase Mr. Martinez's talents. Really, you couldn't find a more flattering pic. But guess what- that's exactly the reason we loved it. The purpose of sending each other the card was to lift the recipients spirits and provide them with untold days of good luck. I mean, would't sliding this out of an envelope make you feel exuberant.
So let’s tackle the other funniest thing: the image used on the card itself. The reason we are so enamored by Mr. Martinez is the actual shot the baseball card company chose to depict Martinez. It’s the most awkward pose imaginable. Check out that facial expression. I’ll throw it up here in the next couple of days so you can see what I’m talking about. [update: it's up- see above] It’s crazy. Crazy awesome, that is.
Pretty good for a card we got from a cereal box. The other funniest thing is (well- there’s actually a ton of humorous things about this card) is that we somehow got a second one added to the mix. Yes- a second card featuring Ramon Martinez- but a different pose. How unbelievable is that. Beyond unbelievable, because we are not baseball carrying cardholders.