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THERE WAS A BOX FULL OF FAMILY MATTERS CARDS. WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO?
August 20, 2014 11:21 AM   Subscribe


 
BS: “Excuse me, I’m looking for a framed, autographed photo of a television character who hasn’t been relevant in 30 years, and I only have 60 dollars to spend … ”

The television character is Eddie Munster. Next month, The Munsters will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

Old kinda creeps up on ya, huh?
posted by Sys Rq at 11:34 AM on August 20 [2 favorites]


The television character is Eddie Munster. Next month, The Munsters will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

Shit, it already felt fifty years old when I was watching reruns in the 80s.
posted by 256 at 11:48 AM on August 20 [5 favorites]


Make sure you read all 6 parts. It just keeps going and going and going.
posted by paulcole at 12:02 PM on August 20 [1 favorite]


"I respect one-upmanship in pretty much every arena, except Nazi memorabilia."
...
"Because everything’s terrible."
posted by k5.user at 12:21 PM on August 20 [1 favorite]


Mint Condition Mussolini is a great username if anyone is in the market.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:23 PM on August 20 [4 favorites]


Tornado Ocean Vagina would also be a great username, and I might just refer to myself as that in casual conversation from now on.
posted by barchan at 12:39 PM on August 20


Do you think Pete Rose ever bet on whether Major League Baseball will lift his ban?
posted by drezdn at 12:47 PM on August 20


Growing up in Dallas, TX (Irving to be specific) my father had a dry-cleaners. And next door was an old style barber shop that many of the Dallas Cowboys would get their hair cuts at.

I have Alvin Harper, Nate Newton, Emmit Smith, & Michael Irvin autographs on a t-shirt framed and in the basement. It's from their 1992 Superbowl win. That's my little bit of memorabilia and my story. I will never sell this.
posted by Fizz at 1:27 PM on August 20 [1 favorite]


Now I want to go to a convention for anything so bad.
posted by drezdn at 1:28 PM on August 20


Hey Grantland, the 1998 Internets called and they want their 350x268 px photos back.
posted by crapmatic at 1:42 PM on August 20 [6 favorites]


Boston fan-wankery aside, Simmons is always at his best when he writes about sports related stuff, not actual sporting events. How meta.
posted by Sphinx at 4:46 PM on August 20


That actually sounds like a helluva lot of fun. I have so many ball cards. I blame Don & Eddie. (So many card games too, but that's more Wizards of the Coast's fault.)
posted by ob1quixote at 6:11 PM on August 20


Also those links at the bottom to Part 2, etc.? There are six parts to this, y'all.

I'm glad I noticed, because otherwise I would have missed both of these gems from Simmons:
Those old Topps boxes were my favorite things to collect — they look cool and they’re an incredible ongoing test of willpower (especially when it’s 3 a.m. and you’re drunk).
The complete-uniform market is taking off — an important development for grown men with disposable income who don’t think it’s already strange enough that they’re wearing someone else’s jersey. You want strange? Watch this … I’m putting on the pants too!
posted by ob1quixote at 6:38 PM on August 20


ob1quixote: "

I'm glad I noticed, because otherwise I would have missed both of these gems from Simmons:
Those old Topps boxes were my favorite things to collect — they look cool and they’re an incredible ongoing test of willpower (especially when it’s 3 a.m. and you’re drunk).
The complete-uniform market is taking off — an important development for grown men with disposable income who don’t think it’s already strange enough that they’re wearing someone else’s jersey. You want strange? Watch this … I’m putting on the pants too!
"

Damn it, I just bid $20 on a box of 98-99 hoops, unopened, the first time that I (tried to buy) them for myself in 10 years ; *pulls self away from ebay*
posted by fizzix at 2:07 PM on August 23


knowing Willie Mays the way I do, I’m pretty sure that’s prosciutto.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:05 PM on August 24 [2 favorites]


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