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Are there any ballplayers that love kitties? Or cards that featured/mentioned a cat lover player?

As some of you no doubt know, my late wife introduced me to cats in 2010 and I've been a wannabe "crazy cat lady" ever since...I have to say wannabe because my meant apt only lets me have one :,( So I've been taking the time to look over my card sets and sometimes they mention if the player has wife and/or kids, and there have been occasions like the Milk-Bone card set from the early 90s that feature players with their dogs. So I was just wondering if there are any ballplayers (past or present) that were cat lovers (ailurophiles) or even better, if there any cards that pictured players with their cats or even one of those cute cartoons from those old-time Topps sets that show the player loves kitties.

WISHLIST
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars

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  • GDM67GDM67 Posts: 2,523 ✭✭✭✭

    Keith Hernandez has a cat named Hadji

    https://www.gq.com/story/keith-hernandez-cat-hadji

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,836 ✭✭✭✭

    @GDM67 said:
    Keith Hernandez has a cat named Hadji

    https://www.gq.com/story/keith-hernandez-cat-hadji

    I enjoy jigsaw puzzles myself but I have to work on them at my grandma's because a certain little someone will bat at the pieces if I try to do it at my apt!!

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • rbsalezmanrbsalezman Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers is a big cat fan.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/tony-gonsolin-loves-cats

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A bit OT, but I just noticed that only one MLB team, the Tigers, are named after the cat family.

    While in the NFL, there are four, the Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, and Bengals.

  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 430 ✭✭✭

    @Estil said:
    As some of you no doubt know, my late wife introduced me to cats in 2010 and I've been a wannabe "crazy cat lady" ever since...I have to say wannabe because my meant apt only lets me have one :,( So I've been taking the time to look over my card sets and sometimes they mention if the player has wife and/or kids, and there have been occasions like the Milk-Bone card set from the early 90s that feature players with their dogs. So I was just wondering if there are any ballplayers (past or present) that were cat lovers (ailurophiles) or even better, if there any cards that pictured players with their cats or even one of those cute cartoons from those old-time Topps sets that show the player loves kitties.

    You could go to an animal shelter and volunteer. That might make your day and will also help out your local community animal shelter as I am sure they could use and love the help.

  • stevebaystevebay Posts: 289 ✭✭✭

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,836 ✭✭✭✭

    That's not exactly what I mean...

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,836 ✭✭✭✭

    I did find these sets:

    https://www.tcdb.com/Gallery.cfm/sid/108202/1936-Player's-Cats (I thought from the title it was ballplayers with cats but the company is "Players and Sons"...say are/were there any businesses that have "and daughter(s)"?

    https://www.tcdb.com/ViewSet.cfm/sid/104633/1983-Topps-Perlorian-Cats

    https://www.tcdb.com/ViewSet.cfm/sid/177071/1992-Club-Pro-Set-Cat-Nips (I got the Presidents sets back in 6th grade!)

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • pjb103183pjb103183 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭

    @GDM67 said:
    Keith Hernandez has a cat named Hadji

    https://www.gq.com/story/keith-hernandez-cat-hadji

    …and I have a cat named Keith.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,836 ✭✭✭✭

    @pjb103183 said:

    @GDM67 said:
    Keith Hernandez has a cat named Hadji

    https://www.gq.com/story/keith-hernandez-cat-hadji

    …and I have a cat named Keith.

    Same color as Simon's Cat! And the Fancy Feast cat! I don't suppose like Simon's Cat, does your cat point as his mouth or dish whenever he wants food? :blush:

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
  • My Ebay store logo is based off my cat Sam I Am. He is a Black Maine Coon long hair and weighs almost 20 lbs. Love of my life

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