Friday, June 27, 2008
Vintage Fridays: Vic Roznovsky, 1969 Topps #368
In the late 1960s, backup catcher Vic Roznovsky was known to teammates and opponents alike as "Ladykiller". What was it that made him so irresistible to the fairer sex? Could it be his scandalously short long-sleeved undershirt that gave them a tantalizing glimpse of his supple wrists? Or was it his fashionably avant-garde choice to wear a single Oriole-orange batting glove? Maybe the cold sore on his lower lip let them know that he was a devil-may-care type who liked his love free and easy. Perhaps it was his long, wide nose - a truly epic proboscis that was evocative of another portion of the male anatomy. One thing is for sure, though: Vic Roznovsky made Wilt Chamberlain look like A.C. Green.