Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Brett Fav ... ruh

Today's post conjures up memories of one of my favorite lines in the movie There's Something About Mary. You can listen to it here.

     Ted (Ben Stiller): What about Brett Fav ... ruh?
     Mary (Cameron Diaz): What did I tell you the first time we met? I'm a Niners fan.

Poor Ted had issues trying to pronounce former NFL quarterback Brett Favre's last name. Turns out, he had company. Back in 1991, the Topps Stadium Club football set included a rookie card of a player by the name of Brett Farve. Oops.

The spelling error showed up on the front of card No. 94 ...
It's difficult to place too much blame on the good folks over at Topps. They were merely spelling his last name as it's — for unknown reasons — pronounced. And remember, this was back in the early '90s, long before Favre was a household name famous for his many touchdowns and infamous for his many retirements.

... and the back.

1 comment:

  1. The mispelling probably adds more value to the card... just like a misprinted dollar bill.