March 17, 2010

Heartbreakingly Great Names #1: Boof Bonser

Their names are scattered throughout the entire history of the game. Those lucky few that have names that make you stop and do a double take. Choo Choo Coleman. Pumpsie Green. Dusty Rhodes. Granny Hamner. Some were nicknames. Some were chosen in the infinite wisdom of their parents. Their names and their cards live on long past their baseball accomplishments are forgotten. We start a new series today highlighting the cards of players with Heartbreakingly Great Names. We begin with Boof Bonser.

2002 Bowman #BA-BB Boof Bonser Auto

Although pictured as a Giant here, Boof never played a major league game with them before being traded to the Twins. He missed all of the 2009 season after shoulder surgery and was traded to the Red Sox for the always mysterious Player To Be Named Later.

1 comment:

SpastikMooss said...

Dude actually changed his name to Boof. So ridiculous.