Friday Frivolity: Karl Malone, Truckin’

1993-94 Ultra features an insert set devoted to Karl Malone’s career highlights.  Card #10 displays Karl’s true love, being on the open road, ‘hauling a load down the endless blacktop’.  Notice the one-of-a-kind mountainous backdrop on his 18-wheeler, as well as his proper pose.  An old New York Times article recounts Karl’s offering his buddy Charles Barkley the chance to observe truck operation from the passenger side.  His response was, “I can’t fit my big butt in there.”  Trying to cram his ginormous posterior into Karl’s cab would be, as Charles would say, ‘uncivilized’.   Malone got out of the trucking business in 1994, but not before this humorous card was printed.

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