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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    In the "what we miss about baseball" thread and the "RIP, Upper Deck" thread there was some great conversation about baseball cards. My buddy and I were big-time collectors growing up and we still get some cards now and then (my wife doesn't understand it, but a lot of people don't understand why she married me anyway). One of the things we used to talk about was if they made a card set of all commons...you know, the guys that do not list in the Beckett. We called it our "Classic Commons" set and would come up with lists of guys to fill our classic common set. We would come up with some great names. I want the SportsJournalists.com world to help us out, so please let me know who some of the most horrible, pathetic players you can remember. Guys that never had a shot to do anything, but seemed to be in card sets year after year. I would like to limit it to players from the 1970's and 1980's if possible. Here, I will start:

    Scot Thompson, OF Twins
    Danny Heep, 2b Astros
    Ron Robinson, P Pirates
    Tracy Jones, OF Reds
    Beau Allred, OF Indians
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Oh wow. This should be an entertaining thread. I have a stack of 1981-82 cards nearby I left at my grandma's 25 years ago. I'm going to grab a random pile of them and list all appropriate names.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Any Brewers player circa 1970-'77 would certainly fit this category.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    First card on the top of the pile?

    Broderick Perkins, 1B Padres

    Followed by ...
    Mark Wagner, SS Rangers
    Steve Comer, P Rangers
    Bob Babcock, P Rangers
    Barry Foote, C Yankees
    Tommy Boggs, P Braves (I think he was a phenom who got hurt)
    Larry Bradford, P Braves
    Luis Gomez, SS Braves
    Brian Asselstine, OF Braves (another guy who got hurt)
    Ed Glynn, P Mets
    Mike Cubbage, 3B Mets (better known as a Twin)
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    True that. Where have you gone Pete Broberg, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Tracy Jones is now a horrible, pathetic broadcaster in Cincinnati.
  7. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Steve Comer. Ugg.
    What about Biff Pocoroba? Not sure if that's how to spell it, but that man lacked skill with the best of them.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Another pile from my pile o' cards ...

    Del Unser, OF-1B Phillies
    Dick Davis, OF Phillies
    Kevin Saucier, P Phillies
    Dewey Robinson, P White Sox
    Jerry Turner, OF White Sox
    Dave Wehrmeister, P Yankees
    Barry Bonnell, OF Braves
    Bob Clark, OF Angels (later an uber-sucky Brewer)
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Man, I was just about to submit The Biff. You spelled it right.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    He's a legend. Right there with Bombo Rivera.
  11. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Steve Swisher
    Ed Herrman
    Dane and Garth Iorg (classic common brothers subset nomination)
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Biff Pocoroba
    Tucker Ashford
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