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Badass Beards – Pete Falcone

27 Aug

1983 Fleer – Pete Falcone

I think Pete Falcone, starter/reliever extraordinaire, was just being modest by not letting his beard and his chest hair connect.  He easily could have let the neck hair grow out to let that happen, but he didn’t want to seem arrogant about it.  You can see that the beard wants to touch the chest hair, and the chest hair wants to touch the beard.  Pete Falcone, however, would have none of that.  He’d just let them tease each other from afar.

Brothers from Another Mother – The “Smith Brothers”

23 Aug

1983 Fleer – Smith Bros.

In 1983, Fleer produced a card featuring the “Smith Brothers,” which, besides being borderline racist, was not particularly truthful about its subjects, Ozzie Smith and Lonnie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Let’s take a look:

How we know they’re different people:

Ozzie Smith is a Hall of Famer after a stellar 19-year career as one of the best shortstops to ever take the field in the Major Leagues.  He played his first four years in San Diego, and was then traded to St. Louis, where he often did a backflip on his way out to take the field on Busch Stadium’s beautiful plastic grass.

Lonnie Smith had a very pedestrian 17 year career in the Majors for six different teams.  He never played any position other than the three in the outfield.  He hit 98 career home runs, 21 of which came for Atlanta in 1989.  Especially in his later years, there was absolutely no fucking way that Lonnie Smith could have done a backflip.  However, he did play in 5 World Series, winning three of them.  Not bad, but not Ozzie.

Why we’re not sure they’re different people because we’ve never seen them in the same room together:

We have seen them in the same room together.  They are on the same baseball card in the same photo (see above).  Try to pay attention.  I’m pretty sure they’re different people.  Photoshop sucked in 1983.  It was a simpler time.

Now you know.

WTF – Aurelio Rodriguez

21 Nov

1983 Fleer - Aurelio Rodriguez

Hey, Aurelio, what the hell is so goddamn funny?

PS. Nice mustache.

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