Even if you’ve never watched a hockey game from beginning to end, you’ve heard of the Miracle on Ice. In 1980, at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the underdog Americans beat the heavily-favored Soviet team 4-3 during the men’s hockey semifinal. It happened despite the Americans being outshot 39-16 and…
We’re opening the coolest pack in the streets today on Let’s Remember Some Guys: 1992 Upper Deck! That means we got three times the Ken Griffey Jr. to remember, a bunch of utility guys with mustaches, and Nolan Ryan bonding with a child, all in a pack that our own David Roth calls “catcher-ful.”
The opening ceremony isn’t until Friday, but actual Olympic sports kick off tonight. With curling. Mixed doubles, the U.S. vs. Russia. Remember John Shuster? Now you remember John Shuster. Let’s remember some other Winter Olympians:
In this episode of Let’s Remember Some Guys, Tom Ley and I try to find treasure in a pack of 1990 Fleer basketball cards. We get into a tangent about old basketball nicknames and how David “The Admiral” Robinson and Ken “Snake” Norman had badass ones. (Apparently Norman hates snakes, though.) Fat Lever and Xavier…
Walking baseball almanac David Roth and I have spent a lot of time remembering the vaguely known guys of the diamond, but today, we’re switching it up. While we’re sticking around in the same dawn-of-grunge/golden age of hip-hop era (the late ’80s and early ’90s), the shorts are shorter, and the retro Washington…
In this episode of Let’s Remember Some Guys, Tom Ley and I open a pack of 1991 football cards. We remember that time Mike Singletary coached the 49ers and pulled down his pants as motivation—he was still wearing underwear—and I struggle with Leo Goeas’s last name. And if that doesn’t whet your appetite, go to hell!
We’re back for another episode of Let’s Remember Some Guys, in which our own David Roth continues his quest to procure from the depths of his memory at least one fact about every single baseball player that history has ever known.
In the first episode of Let’s Remember Some Guys, we learned that David Roth possessed a remarkable capacity to remember almost all early ’90s baseball players found on cards in a wax pack. But could he handle the off-brand, mysteriously vague “Baseball Legends” pack? The answer was an emphatic “Duh.”
When you come into some unopened packs of early ’90s baseball cards, there’s not a whole lot you can do with them. You’re basically just out a few quarters—unless one of your joys in life is sitting on some vaguely retro furniture and trying to turn faint sparks of memory into fully formed remembrance.
On Wednesday, our old pal Jack Dickey tweeted out a list of random ballplayers that he had written down as a child: