|1956 Topps #159, Clint Courtney|
Immediately I thought he bore resemblance to another man who put on the baseball uniform, albeit on the TV screen. Any guesses?
Here are a few hints:
Like Mr. Courtney, he was also a catcher (but for the Improv team).
He was heckled by an opposing team's celebrity catcher. (Get your shrimp here! Big-mouth shrimp on special today!)
For a time he held a front office position with the New York Yankees: Assistant to the Traveling Secretary.
He knows where to find a good calzone.
Here's the answer:
Here's a picture of George in his Improv uniform, from "The Understudy" episode of Seinfeld. See the resemblance? Uncanny. (I flipped the image so George is facing the same way as Clint.)
And once I found that image, I figured it was too perfect to leave the card as it was. Next, I had to try to make a complete Costanza custom, with George's face on the left side instead of Clint's, and a small image of the Costanza–Midler collision added on the right.