As the St. Louis Cardinals unexpected postseason success continued a local rodent became famous, the Rally Squirrel was born. It was during Skip Schumaker's at-bat against Roy Oswalt when the squirrel made his first appearance, something Topps decided to celebrate.
Schumaker's devoted fans might be disappointed when they collect the newest Schumaker card, he isn't even on it! Well, unless you consider a pant leg to be a proper representation of the utility infielder. Instead Topps went with the squirrel.
Thus Skip Schumaker becomes the first player to be preempted from his OWN baseball card.
[Big League Stew]