A collection of autographed custom trading cards from the players, coaches, and notable figures in Minnesota sports history.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I was having a hard time deciding which photo to use for Tom Kelly's manager card, so I solicited my friends' opinions on Facebook. The options were a smiling, champagne-soaked TK holding the 1987 World Series Trophy or surly, older TK in his office, sucking on a stogie. The stogie shot was the unanimous choice.
In hindsight, I'm not even sure why I needed the second opinion. Everyone knows Kelly was the man who led us to the only two major pro sports titles in our state's history -- I'm not sure I would classify '50s era NBA as a "major" pro sport. The stogie shot says a thousand more words about the great Mr. Kelly.