Monday, September 17, 2012
This and That Pt. 2
I'm not sure if they do it today but every major sporting goods firm used to distribute photos of their 'advisory staff' of endorsing athletes. I've seen some from Rawlings, Mizuno, Wilson and Spaulding. Some googling brought up some from Yonex golf (Phil Mickelson) and Brunswick billiards equipment (Willie Mosconi). The last ones I remember were smaller color cards/pics that came attached to baseball gloves I saw when I was shopping for my kids' gloves back in the '90s.
Rawlings was always 'my' company because I owned a Rawling Wally Bunker model glove (I still use it) and because it was the equipment endorsed by Brooks Robinson.
Brooks signed the photo above for my son a few years ago.