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What in the (Wally) world was he thinking?

Updated: August 10, 2003, 4:22 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

In hopes of getting its fledgling product off the ground floor, Upper Deck needed a prototype to show dealers at national card shows. DeWayne Buice, the California Angels pitcher who later helped Upper Deck secure its licensing agreement with baseball's players union, talked teammate Wally Joyner into posing for a photo shoot that would be used to create the company's first run of cards.

Joyner, who was the Angels' most popular player in the late 1980s, agreed to take part in the photo for ...

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