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For all of the things I saved through the years, I never did latch onto copies of People and Sports Illustrated where my guys appeared on the covers.
“Wild Thing” appeared on the Sept. 18, 1988, cover of People, while several of us appeared on a SI cover that fall, too.
Have one? E-mail me…
– Lou Brown
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Hot off the heels of yesterday’s landmark — some might say exclusive (but it’s much, much bigger than that) — find, we have gotten our hands on the cards that were intended to be in the 1990 Upper Deck baseball set.
These feature the stars of Major League II — a few guys you have heard of and, based on the box office attendance, some guys you haven’t.
(We won’t mention that the sequel came in 1994 — Major League II documents my squad’s second pennant-winning season, which is firmly 1989.)
— Lou Brown
See the rest of the “missing” 1990 cards after the jump.
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We’ve done some nosing around and have found this exclusive first look world premiere scoop of all scoops — the 14 cards pulled at the last second from the 1989 Upper Deck baseball card set. (Including a card of yours truly, Lou Brown.)
You see, Upper Deck had better things to do in 1989 than include a real Star Rookie named Ricky Vaughn in its inaugural baseball card set. (They instead opted for some bum named Ken Griffey Jr. for card No. 1.)
And they made some other last-second changes to the set — opting to not include managers, bench coaches, announcers and even some Major Leaguers in the 700-card first series.
My team was very, very disappointed. However, after 20 years these “missing” cards have been discovered and can only be found here on my blog.
— Lou Brown
See all of the cards after the jump.
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Looking back on baseball’s steroid era and all of its allegedly tainted stars, one would have never guessed that some fingers might be pointing at Willie Mays Hayes.
I don’t think I buy it. I mean, the guy’s listed at 160 pounds on our roster. And this guy was more concerned about his shoes and his batting gloves than working out. (Great taste in cars, too.)
Just like Tony LaRussa‘s talented squads in Oakland and St. Louis, my entire roster has always been clean. Lou Brown doesn’t tolerate cheaters. (Well, except Eddie Harris — but he was only around my first season.)
Sure, Hayes bulked up over the winter after his rookie year — probably to star in Black Hammer, White Lightning with Jesse “The Body” Ventura (great flick; see the trailer after the jump).
But some people say he looked a lot different in Major League II. And, sure, he developed some power. But I still don’t buy it.
Then again, that guy sure could do a lot of push-ups …