Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 1/31/12
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman/outfielder Skip Schumaker had a decent showing in the Cardinals run to a World Series championship last season. He finished the playoffs going a combined 8 for 21 with four rbis. But apparently that won't cut it according to Topps, a baseball card manufacturer. Either that or somebody there doesn't like Skip.

On his 2012 card, Topps has chosen to display all of Schumaker's lower right leg while focusing on the rally squirrel who many credit for the Cardinals turnaround in the National League Championship Series against the Phillies. With the Cards trailing two games to one, said rally squirrel ran across the field during Schumaker's fifth inning at bat. Schumaker's .381 batting average was nice, but burying evil nuts in the visitor's dugout was nicer.

Topps said that its the first time in the company's history that a player's face does not appear on his card. According to Beckett, Mr. Squirrel will only appear on a limited number of "short-print" cards and the rest of Schumaker's body will appear on the others. Of course, those will be worth a lot less.

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