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(Mental Floss)   Did you collect any 1987 Topps baseball cards? Well, did you notice the strange facts on the back?   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 20
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2013-05-26 09:07:47 AM  
Answer to first question: Yes.
Answer to second question: Yes.
Answer to what is like the third question:  No, I don't care.
 
2013-05-26 10:08:35 AM  
If you collected those cards, of course you did.  You read everything on the card.
 
2013-05-26 10:10:53 AM  
I know at least one other set from the 70s had similar...
 
2013-05-26 10:28:17 AM  
I collected a lot of cards. Now I use them as bookmarks. Currently using Doc Gooden's 1987 Topps. Damn, the beginning of that guy's career was unreal.
 
2013-05-26 10:35:39 AM  
So they took the color commentary designed to make the game seem almost life-like, if not really exciting in any plausible way, and put it on a card which synthesizes all the accounting-IS-TOO-fun thrill of the game with it's near-complete immobility. How......exhilirating.
 
2013-05-26 10:50:27 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I collected a lot of cards. Now I use them as bookmarks. Currently using Doc Gooden's 1987 Topps. Damn, the beginning of that guy's career was unreal.


No doubt. 19 friggin years old and pwning vets.

/shoulder injury and blow: poor combination for the elite athlete
 
2013-05-26 11:17:41 AM  
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Heh, Big Jim "The Ultimate" Traber, I listen to him on sports radio around here all the time.
 
2013-05-26 11:52:10 AM  
Do they mention Canseco rescuing a woman from a burning building?
 
2013-05-26 12:35:14 PM  
yeah, I have a ton of those.
 
2013-05-26 02:23:44 PM  
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As in, he does a great impression of Stevie Wonder, like he "owns" it? Or that he actually possesses a person who impersonates Stevie Wonder excellently?
 
2013-05-26 02:31:48 PM  

wejash: So they took the color commentary designed to make the game seem almost life-like, if not really exciting in any plausible way, and put it on a card which synthesizes all the accounting-IS-TOO-fun thrill of the game with it's near-complete immobility. How......exhilirating.


Have you ever tried to party with a statistician? It's like... imagine partying with an autistic George Will, minus the politics any vestige of personality.

/most humble apologies to ffish
//i try to think of you as more of a dabbler, hombre
 
2013-05-26 04:27:58 PM  
John Kruk was born with three testicles which came in handy when they had to remove a couple for cancer.
 
2013-05-26 04:43:57 PM  
Baseball Card Bust is a fun place to waste and afternoon if you remember the craziness of the hobby
 
2013-05-26 08:03:20 PM  
Those facts are real and not a joke?

Wow.
 
2013-05-26 08:23:58 PM  
Now I'm gonna have to get out that Kirby Puckett card.
 
2013-05-27 02:05:32 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: John Kruk was born with three testicles which came in handy when they had to remove a couple for cancer.


"If you don't let me play, I'm taking my ball and I'm going home."
 
2013-05-27 02:55:59 AM  

dstanley: Now I'm gonna have to get out that Kirby Puckett card.


"Kirby is an excellent pool player, and hits his wife"
 
2013-05-27 03:32:55 AM  
Wow, those were so non related to anything that I couldn't stop reading, just to find out if the next one could outdo the one I had just finished. Two or three were actually cool, the one about the guy singing the anthem the night he debuted in the team, for example, but most were just weird trivia...
 
2013-05-27 06:44:33 AM  
This is the only complete set of baseball cards I ever owned but I'd be hard pressed to tell you where they are right now. Probably in a box somewhere deep the recesses of my parents basement if I had to take a guess...
 
2013-05-27 04:41:41 PM  

ManateeGag: yeah, I have a ton of those.


Seriously. WAY too many of those cards. The only one I remembered though was the Carney Lansford (A's fan).

I was kinda addicted to collecting cards from baseball, basketball and football from 1987-1990.
 
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