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January 30, 2012 10:07 AM   Subscribe

You may not know who the Costacos Brothers are. But if you were a sports fan in the US during the 1980's, chances are that you had one of their posters up in your room.
posted by reenum (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
My brother had that one of Andre Dawson for sure. Thanks for posting this!
posted by jquinby at 10:10 AM on January 30, 2012


Oh, the reminiscence/lols, they are too much. Will be passing this one along.
posted by resurrexit at 10:12 AM on January 30, 2012


I was wondering what source was scraped for the post from last week. (This is a better post anyway.)
posted by Burhanistan at 10:19 AM on January 30, 2012


Double?
posted by Navelgazer at 10:21 AM on January 30, 2012


Nah, the other one linked to a non-attributed dump. This one is fine.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:21 AM on January 30, 2012


Bearing in mind I had never heard of most of these (being UK raised) that was pretty entertaining, I am left wondering exactly what sport General Blade and his commando regiment were representing.
posted by biffa at 10:23 AM on January 30, 2012


Completely worth it for the sheer bulldada of Eric Davis' giant baseball-revolver.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I thought for a second they were the heirs to the grocery club fortune, but I guess not.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 10:27 AM on January 30, 2012


So we're not talking about the identical twin brother that feel what the other is feeling?
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:36 AM on January 30, 2012


Ahhh, Brian Bosworth before he made fortune bubblegum.
posted by I love you more when I eat paint chips at 10:41 AM on January 30, 2012


Ya can't have two guys called 'the rifleman'! Esp. if one of 'em is Chuck Person.
posted by Mister_A at 10:53 AM on January 30, 2012


Be sure to play this in the background as you page through.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:44 AM on January 30, 2012


Ahhh, Brian Bosworth before he made fortune bubblegum.

Are you saying this because he looks just like Duke Nukem?
posted by JauntyFedora at 12:56 PM on January 30, 2012


Bearing in mind I had never heard of most of these (being UK raised) that was pretty entertaining, I am left wondering exactly what sport General Blade and his commando regiment were representing.

The details aren't all that scintillating
posted by SharkParty at 1:23 PM on January 30, 2012


No, that's not even slightly homo-erotic. Uh-uh.
posted by imperium at 2:43 PM on January 30, 2012


Bob Golic sure has changed. Must be the Nutrisystem.
posted by Nabubrush at 2:44 PM on January 30, 2012


I totally had that Canseco / McGwire posted with the oversized bats. Nostalgia!
posted by xedrik at 2:47 PM on January 30, 2012


Bearing in mind I had never heard of most of these (being UK raised) that was pretty entertaining, I am left wondering exactly what sport General Blade and his commando regiment were representing.

It's Jim Everett, of course! Just don't call him Chris.
posted by Nabubrush at 2:48 PM on January 30, 2012


The hairstyles sported really tend to be utiliful, and as such, timeless and wouldn't look out of place today. A couple of outliers, especially Gretzky's hockey mullet, though.

A lot more mustaches, though. But the suits tended to be fairly conservative and most wouldn't be too far out of style today.

I wonder how much the above (conservatism) were conscious choices to sell to as wide a demographic as possible?

But the futuristic costumes? Boy are they more modern than today's clothes!

Next year's Halloween costume: "80's futuristic person." I already have the wig for it.

posted by porpoise at 8:46 PM on January 30, 2012


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