I am slowly but surely knocking off some of my Vida Blue needs issued during his career since I kick started my collection of his cards. I was recently able to pick up this cool oddball item from a seller on eBay.
This is a 7-11 Slurpee cup from 1982. It is just under 5 inches tall and I picked it up for $2 plus $3.40 shipping - not too bad.
The picture on the side is obviously a picture of Vida in his Giants uniform with the SF on his hat airbrushed out. By 1982 he had joined the Royals so I am not sure if all of the cups were airbrushed or just Vida's.
I like the cartoon of a pitcher on one side, it looks a little like Vida.
Finally the write up. No mention of his time with the Giants which is kind of a bummer, it sounds like he went straight from the A's to the Royals in a trade. The reference to him batting "both" reminds me of a trivia questions when I was younger - "Who was the last AL MVP winner who was a switch hitter?". I think he is still the answer to that question - use it to stump your friends. Even though he is listed as a Royal, I think this cup may find a place on one of my Giants shelves.