Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Vast Bering Sea

​We're smack in the middle of another season of Deadliest Catch, which gives me the perfect opportunity to showcase one of my favorite non-baseball baseball cards.

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter #203 Sig Hansen
Sig Hansen is the captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern, one of the longest-running subjects of the Alaskan crab fishing documentary. Sig has become one of the most well-known faces of the Discovery Channel show, along with a few other colorful characters, some of whom are no longer with us. Pixar even called on him to do voice work in Cars 2​ as the character "Crabby".

Even after all these years, I find that the captains and crews who brave the Bering Sea each winter still make for a great TV show. They've been heavily advertising the fact that this is the tenth season of the show, and I'd bet that a decade ago, Captain Sig sure would have chuckled if you told him he'd have his very own baseball card within a few years.

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