Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pirates Week - National Sunglasses Day

It's Pirates Week! And today is National Sunglasses Day so that fits right into my collecting wheelhouse.

Jay Bell was a fan of the flipdown shades. Orlando Merced has a kind of mixed metaphor going on with shades and a throwback uni combined. Topps Rookie All-Star Carlos Garcia turns two with four eyes, while Nate McLouth is being stared down by a wild animal on the outfield wall. Starling Marte contemplates who to invite to the next Marte Par-tay.

Harvey Haddix was a key member of the 1960 Pirate Championship team, and was back as a coach in 1979 and beyond. It wouldn't be a post about Pirates wearing glasses without Kent Tekulve.

Teke was similar to guys like Andrew Miller or Chris Devenski out of the pen. He could come into a game in any situation, and his side arm delivery would cause all kinds of problems for opposing hitters.

The patron saint of Shades!


  1. Solid collection of Teke. When I think of sunglasses and Pirates... he's the first one that comes to mind.