Saturday, March 10, 2012
Kurt Bevacqua -- Bubble Gum Blowing Champ
Kurt Bevacqua was the definition of utility player, debuting with the Indians in 1971 and culminating his career in 1985 with the Padres while playing for a half-dozen clubs in all. In 1984 with the Padres, Bevacqua had a terrific World Series against the Tigers, though Detroit would win the championship.
But one title that Bevacqua did win was the 1975 Bubble Gum Blowing Championship, which was documented in this 1976 Topps card.
I love the back of the card, which shows the single-elimination chart. His lifetime average was a mere .236, but man could he blow a bubble.