Worthless Baseball Card Collection: "In 1988, the Baltimore Orioles were forced to revert to traditional uniform pants when the button on Floyd Rayford's elastic waist band rocketed into the crowd and injured three fans."
posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 07:20 AM - 21 comments
That was good. Though the density of jheri curl jokes (two) grabbed my eye. Those facts must be fake!
posted by gspm at 07:46 AM on September 22
Along with most of the hair...
posted by ajaffe at 07:54 AM on September 22
Nice. I think he proved that collection to be far from worthless. I like the one about the guy who was beat up by his own teammates in a brawl. Classic thumbs up goof.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:59 AM on September 22
Everyon has an uncle, or older cousin that look JUST LIKE one of these guys
posted by playball9 at 08:27 AM on September 22
OMG That's almost my entire 1988 Strat-o-matic team roster.
posted by scottypup at 08:40 AM on September 22
posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:40 AM on September 22
You know, I never knew Weird Al Yankovic played baseball at one time for the Mariners. It's also worth noting the guy snapping these photos must have been passing around the same pair of large eyeglasses to anyone who wanted to use them.
posted by dyams at 08:54 AM on September 22
posted by ajaffe at 09:01 AM on September 22
I never knew Weird Al Yankovic played baseball at one time for the Mariners. Unfortunately, I think that was a style trend back then. The Red Sox had Greg Harris (Greg A., I think) who looked much the same. And once pitched with each hand during the same game.
posted by yerfatma at 09:13 AM on September 22
I want to know why Sparky Anderson got lumped in with that collection of hair product abusers and also rans.
posted by ursus_comiter at 09:39 AM on September 22
I can't look at Sparky Anderson without thinking back to the old "WKRP in Cincinnati" sitcom (a great show, by the way). In one episode, Herb Tarleck, the sales manager, was working on a call-in sports show hosted by Sparky. In a classic scene, Herb interrupts a meeting involving Sparky, and the radio folks tell him (Herb) to get out. Before leaving, Herb says, "Sparky, one question....Why the white hair?" I loved that show.
posted by dyams at 10:17 AM on September 22
Oh, snap! So THAT'S where all the jheri curl juice went!
posted by supersly26 at 10:45 AM on September 22
[this is good] The Sammy Stewart one had me laughing for a couple of minutes.
posted by grum@work at 11:09 AM on September 22
You know, I have two HUGE boxes of late 80s/early 90s baseball cards sitting on the floor behind me. Now I have a reason to look through them.
posted by wfrazerjr at 12:38 PM on September 22
No Yankee or Met players in that collection, that's why its worthless.
posted by billsaysthis at 03:23 PM on September 22
The pics are bad enough to give ya a chuckle, but the write-up's are great. This one had me rolling aroung laughing... Chris Codiroli's photo shoot with Topps ran nearly 4 hours until he finally landed the perfect pose while bending down to pick up a partially smoked cigarette butt.
posted by evil empire at 03:52 PM on September 22
Great link. I have alot of those cards!
posted by vito90 at 10:37 AM on September 23
posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on September 23
Where does one enter a jheri curl in a competition? What does one win? And vito90! Your mother and I were worried sick about you!
posted by chicobangs at 11:33 AM on September 23
You win stage time with the "Soul Train" dancers and Don Cornelius (actually, I think Don may have passed on, and if so, I mean no disrespect).
posted by dyams at 12:46 PM on September 23
"Lenn Sakata" was probably my favorite Rex Barney intonement.
posted by Hugh Janus at 01:07 PM on September 23
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