Friday, March 13, 2015

Food-Issue Friday: Nomah Twizzlahs

Looking at today's featured cards, one word comes to mind: Debate.

Who can forget the great debate during the late 90's/early 00's: who's the best shortstop in the game? Was it Derek Jeter- he of the handsome looks, Captain of the Yankees and the guy who won 4 World Series titles in his first 5 seasons? Or how about Alex Rodriguez? You know, he's the guy who's going to re-write the history books! Perhaps you'd choose Nomah- the Boston-area icon who was the most popular Red Sox player since Yaz. Nothing against the first two, but if I were to collect one, it'd be Nomah.

Today's featured cards were part of a ten card set that featured five athletes, each of whom were featured in an action and a portrait shot. As you can tell, the cards were manufactured by Upper Deck (in 2002) and were included in packages of the red licorice. 

There's another debate that still rages to this day: Twizzlers or Red Vines. Google it, and you will see just how much it's disputed. 

For my money, I prefer Twizzlers. 

Of the sites I visited regarding this candy conflict, one stood out as the best and pretty much settles the matter. But if you need further convincing, I ask you this: has Red Vines ever released a set of baseball or sports cards? Exactly.


  1. I like Red Vines better. Twizzlers have a plastic texture to them that I can't get past.