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The first Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen aka “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn

The first Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen

The first 2014 Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen aka “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn and Beckett Media’s Chris Olds has the info here:

http://www.beckett.com/news/2014/04/ricky-vaughn-aka-charlie-sheen-is-first-confirmed-major-league-signer-for-2014-topps-archives/



Jobu lives? Inside Yahoo’s Major League 25th anniversary package
April 7, 2014, 1:33 pm
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It’s been 25 years since Major League arrived, and Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Oz has three items today that explore the history of my team.

The only real revelation is that the once-thought-missing Jobu is alive and well in the collection of a movie executive — though he looks like he spent a few long days with Sheen where the rum was just the start of things.

Read Finding Jobu here.

What about a new Major League movie? Well, that’s being talked about once again. Read all about it here.

Last but not least, here are 15 things you didn’t know about Major Leaguebut probably did.

I’ve not had a lot of time for things since I moved to England, but it’s good to see there’s plenty of love for my team.



Topps is making real Major League cards – with real autographs
October 29, 2013, 6:40 pm
Filed under: Cleveland Indians, Jake Taylor, Major League, Roger Dorn, Topps | Tags: , ,

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Holy. Shit.

Real card-maker Topps is making real Major League cards with real licensing from Paramount and the real 1989 Topps card design in a set coming out next year.

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds has the story.

He’s a bit obsessed about Major League and so am I.

– Lou Brown



Dammit, Schoup: Kevin Hickey dies at age 56
May 16, 2012, 7:11 pm
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He may only be known by one name, but Schoup was a star for my team in Major League II — he was the guy who was in trouble against the White Sox who made me use Vaughn to get the save.

Baseball card collectors might call him a common, but I call him reliable.

And I just call him Schoup.

You might know him as Kevin Hickey, a former Chicago White Sox (pre-Parkman so it’s OK) and Baltimore Orioles pitcher who played six seasons in the real major leagues before he became a star for us. He went 9-14 with a 3.91 ERA and 17 saves in his time in The Show.

Here’s the Chicago Tribune story reporting the news that he died this morning at age 56.

I’m not happy about it. I may move to England.

Or, I might go collect all of his baseball cards.

– Lou



Pick up a copy of Sports Illustrated for my boys …

If you haven’t tracked down the July 4 issue of Sports Illustrated — the annual “Where are They Now?” double issue — then you’re missing out on a whole lot of Major League action.

As in a seven-page feature on the cast and crew recalling moments from the past as reported by Chris Nashawaty.

You can find the story online via the SI website, but you don’t get the full impact without seeing the images and more.

Good job, Nashawaty — that’s reporter I’d not give a big ol’ shitburger to!



I feel like I have seen this before …
June 30, 2011, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Cleveland Indians, Major League | Tags: ,

I dunnnoooooo … have I seen this before?



So Wild Thing signed some autographs …

Not sure where I stand on Wild Thing these days, but apparently he’s done some autograph signing for us Major League fans to chase.

Will you feel like a winner when you find one? Or are you a bigger winner for going to one of his shows?

I’m not sure if I will. Then again, will he be around much longer? Sad to say it, but …

Clearly that writer over there is obsessed with my team. Check out all of these stories he’s written. True fanboy, but a “journalist,” too. I need to send him a box of shitburgers. (I got some of his cards of my team back in the day.)

April 6 — Obsessed with Pedro Cerrano.

March 1 — Just read it.

Aug. 11, 2009 — Them’s some nice bats.

June 15, 2009 — Ricky Vaughn Bobblehead night.

April 23, 2009 — He can’t find our cards … help him out.

April 11, 2009 — First mention of Ricky bobbleheads.

Dec. 16, 2008 — More on those bats.

– Lou Brown




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