Washington Nationals & Redskins Cartoon Playing Cards Are Cool

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez tweeted a picture of some cool looking playing cards that have caricatures of different Washington Nationals players on them. Well they looked awesome so I decided to find out where he got them. Here's what I found out.

The company that sells the cards is called Hero Deck and they offer cards for NFL teams, MLB teams, NCAA football teams, and more. These team decks ($10 each) feature the top 52 players (as deemed by the company) in franchise history. This means that for the Nats at least, lots of the players are pretty current. (You can see the players, and buy the cards here)

The cards feature a player, some with nicknames (Jayson "Wearwolf" Werth ... um is that a thing?) and then a stat or fact ("excels at all phases of the game") ... lol. FACT!

While they do avoid using the team names (Washington Baseball), they clearly are taking likenesses (and using names) of players, so if you want these cards you may have to get them before they get sued by Bryce Harper's "people" or something like that. So hurry hurry.

Good news, they also have Washington Redskins ones too (although they are pre- RG3).

Here are the Nats players on the cards:

Adam Dunn
Adam LaRoche
Alfonso Soriano
Bob Allison
Brian Schneider
Bryce Harper
Bucky Harris
Buddy Myer
Camilo Pascual
Craig Stammen
Cristian Guzman
Danny Espinosa
Denard Span
Dick Bosman
Drew Storen
Early Wynn
Ed Brinkman
Eddie Yost
Firpo Marberry
Frank Howard
Gio Gonzalez
Goose Goslin
Harmon Killebrew
Heinie Manush
Ian Desmond
Jayson Werth
Jim Busby
Joe Cronin
Joe Judge
Jordan Zimmermann
Jose Vidro
Josh Willingham
Kurt Suzuki
Michael Morse
Mickey Vernon
Muddy Ruel
Nick Johnson
Ossie Bluege
Pete Runnels
Rick Ferrell
Roger Bernadina
Roger Peckinpaugh
Ronnie Belliard
Roy Sievers
Ryan Zimmerman
Sam Rice
Stephen Strasburg
Steve Lombardozzi
Tom Zachary
Tyler Clippard
Tyler Moore
Walter Johnson

And your Redskins:

Art Monk
Bill Brundige
Billy Kilmer
Bobby Mitchell
Brian Mitchell
Brig Owens
Charles Mann
Charley Taylor
Chris Cooley
Chris Hanburger
Chris Samuels
Chuck Drazenovich
Cliff Battles
Clinton Portis
Darrell Green
Dave Butz
Dexter Manley
Don Bosseler
Doug Williams
Earnest Byner
Eddie LeBaron
Gary Clark
Harold McLinton
Jeff Bostic
Jerry Smith
Jim Lachey
Joe Jacoby
Joe Theismann
John Riggins
Ken Houston
Larry Brown
Len Hauss
Mark May
Mark Moseley
Mark Murphy
Mark Rypien
Mike Bass
Mike Bragg
Monte Coleman
Neal Olkewicz
Raleigh McKenzie
Ricky Sanders
Ron McDole
Russ Grimm
Rusty Tillman
Sam Huff
Sammy Baugh
Santana Moss
Sean Taylor
Sonny Jurgensen
Stephen Davis
Vince Promuto


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