Lest you think that Mike Piazza was the only Mets player featured in the pop-culture-happy insert sets of days gone by, here’s Rey Ordonez on a 1998 Upper Deck Retro Groovy Kind of Glove card.

Because of course there was nothing more relevant to the kids of the late ’90s than a twice-over easy-listening hit (The Mindbenders in 1966 and Phil Collins in 1988).

After doing a bit of research, I’ve discovered that UD entertained a host of different names for this set, touching on a variety of musical genres. Presented here for the first time is the full list of rejected titles:

Glove Hangover
Calling Dr. Glove
G.love & Special Sauce
Glove is the Drug
Glove Will Keep Us Together
Glove Will Tear Us Apart
Glove Vigilantes
You Can’t Hurry Glove
How Deep is Your Glove?
Tainted Glove
Glove Her Madly
The One I Glove
Let My Glove Open the Door
I Glove a Man in a Uniform
Debbie Gibson is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Glove Child

3 comments on “Mets Card of the Week: 1998 Rey Ordonez

  • steevy

    Glove Gun
    Ticket to Glove
    Glove on the Run
    Reign in Glove
    Fire Terry Collins!

  • Brian Joura

    How about some love for the bad fielders out there? You know it’s coming….

    Glove Stinks!

  • Charlie Hangley

    Don’t forget classic Spinal Tap album, “Smell The Glove.”

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