We’re back on Let’s Remember Some Guys, and we’re here to remember some more guys. This time, we’re going farther back in time than we’ve ever gone before: to 1988, and a Topps pack that comes with a very generous offer of a trip to spring training, but pairs it with some extremely gross old gum.
In this episode of Let’s Remember Some Guys, Tom Ley and I open a pack of “Baseball Legends.” Most of the guys are quite memorable, so with that objective accomplished, Ley tells a few Joe DiMaggio stories he once read in a book, and I apologize for saying Bill Freehan has dumb face which resembles that of Roy from …
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…
Earlier today, a random series of events brought to my mind the rap song from Donkey Kong 64. A great song, and a great game. Maybe you’ve forgotten about Donkey Kong 64 :( But now you remember it. Let’s remember some other video games:
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.
There is a physical thing that happens to a certain type of Famous Terrible American, and once this thing begins happening it does not stop. It does not happen to every Famous Terrible American, and the process does not begin at the same moment in their respective Famous, Terrible American lives; one of the more…
On Wednesday, our old pal Jack Dickey tweeted out a list of random ballplayers that he had written down as a child:
After some cursory investigating, MLB pitcher Ryan Vogelsong does not appear to be dead or dying, so it’s unclear why the San Francisco Giants are recognizing a guy who played with the team for approximately six undistinguished seasons over a 17-year career.
It’s Thanksgiving, which means you are using the internet to avoid talking to that uncle who really wants to give you his thoughts on the status of America and the aunt who doesn’t understand why you are still single. The internet may be our savior now, but remember when it used to suck?
The app Vine is on its deathbed, which made me think about that Vine where that kid crosses over a baby on a basketball court. Maybe you’ve forgotten about Vine :( But now you remember it. Let’s remember some other Vines:
This morning we were talking about some running backs we used to like, and I remembered that I really liked Stephen Davis. Maybe you’ve forgotten about Stephen Davis :( But now you remember him. Let’s remember some other guys:
Last night, Steph Curry became the first player to score 40 points off the bench in a playoff game since Nick Van Exel did it in 2003. Maybe you’ve forgotten about Nick Van Exel :( But now you remember him. Let’s remember some other guys:
Here’s an email from Elliott: