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1989 Tracy Jones baseball card starting at $10,000 on eBay

June 27, 2008

The former 1st overall pick and current radio broadcaster Tracy Jones is now noteworthy because his 1989 Bowman card is being sold on eBay for $10,000, starting bid. He was pretty much a bench player in his day. This is probably the best joke ever. Look at the questions from other members, by the way.

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Maybe if they had the 1989 Bowman Griffey.. oh wait, I can get that for $20 on MLB.com..

(Edit: Apparently, from an interview with the seller at Tracy Jones’ show, the card was picked at random, and it was an attempt to pay a $10,000 debt, a common problem in American households today. If we offended the seller, sorry, but man, that would be a great practical joke, to take something somewhat worthless and funny and sell it for a large sum of money on eBay. Oh, wait… watch that go to $10,000 in a few days)

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Kazuo “The Uzi” Uzuki scraps MLB plans…

April 1, 2008

Because he is a fabrication. Topps released a card on February 6th featuring the supposed 5’11, 165 pound Japanese high school prodigy with a 104 mph fastball who planned on jumping straight from high school to the majors. A hint that “The Uzi” was a fake: Kazuo Uzuki translates in English to, “the first son of April.” I don’t speak Japanese, so I didn’t pick up on it.

April Fools. Not this story. Topps says April Fools. Uzuki is still fake.

Topps prints card of fake star (Sports Illustrated)