Carrie Underwood

Brandon Belt shares hilarious Carrie Underwood story off Topps baseball card

Brandon Belt shares hilarious Carrie Underwood story off Topps baseball card

Editor's note: The Giants sorted through stacks of their own Topps baseball cards as part of the "In the Cards" series with NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic. The first edition is with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, who had quite the story to share from one of his cards.

Brandon Belt currently has a pretty significant beard. But that wasn't always the case.

The Giants first baseman reflected on how clean-shaven he used to look, as he flipped through old Topps baseball cards of himself before Saturday's National Baseball Card Day.

NBC Sports Bay Area Giants insider Alex Pavlovic could hardly recognize the 2016 NL All-Star, as Belt said he started sporting the beard in hopes of a more defined jawline.

"I was trying to be more attractive," Belt quipped. "I'm not sure it helped."

As Belt and Pavlovic continued flipping through the cards, they looked at the backs for some "fun facts." One card revealed that the highlight of his 2012-2013 offseason was when he and former Giants pitcher Barry Zito presented an American Country Award to Carrie Underwood, which Belt called "a highlight of my life." 

But things did get a little weird when Belt presented the award to the country music star.

"She comes up there, and I hand her the trophy and I have to give her a hug. And I give her a hug, and her hair gets all in my mouth," Belt explained. 

"But it was OK -- it tasted like oranges. I don't know why, maybe it was her hairspray. It tasted like oranges. And it was actually pretty pleasant. I know it's kind of weird to say."

Belt added Underwood apparently got wind of that, and probably believes he's a "big weirdo" now. But he said it remains one of the highlights of his life, no matter what Underwood or anyone else might think. 

You can watch the entire Topps "In the Cards" interview with Belt in the video player above.