Originally Posted by Rex Argos
I got a kick out of the writers' recollections about various obscure players who are only remembered because the writer had "doubles" of them. How come you never got doubles of the really good players? How come I got doubles of Bob Montgomery and Tito Fuentes--why not Morgan, Foster, and Bench? Good Times.
My "old" buddies and I still joke about our youthful collecting days back in the mid-to-late 1970's. The guy we still mention today for "being in every pack" in those days was Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen... we used to say that we got San-guillen'd if we got one player too much!
We also used to play a made-up game with dice. We were serious card buyers and each of us would come close (and occasionally do it) to getting the whole Topps set by buying single packs. Then we'd make out a lineup w/ the cards for each team and and play games. If I remember right, the rolls were:
2 = HR ; 3 = triple ; 4 = groundout ; 5 = lineout ; 6 = flyout ; 7 = K ; 8 = groundout ; 9 = single ; 10 = flyout ; 11 = double ; 12 = walk.
We kept pages of stats and even kept the individual stats of players. We spent hours playing games and keeping stats in spiral notebooks. Great times.