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Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Stupid Year In Review - Part 1: Beckettgate

I don't do end of year awards on this blog. Before I could definitively state what was the Best Set of 2008 (Upper Deck) or the Worst Card of 2008 (Topps Johan Santana No-Hitter) I'd feel compelled to thoroughly examine all the sets and all the cards and judge them objectively on their merits and I don't have time for that. I think the year deserves a eulogy though. Mainly because I'm so damn glad it's over. 2008 was one of the stupidest years on record for trading cards and I think it should be reviewed in a similarly stupid fashion. THOUGH AN INTERNET MEME.

There's this silly comic infesting message boards right now that amuses me to no end. The basic set up is three panels of an annoying everyday occurrence, followed by a fourth panel of frustration. The comic is done in MSPaint and usually has that same last panel. This being the internet, the joke is usually sophomoric, scatological or obscene in nature. If you want to learn more, here's the Reddit thread where I became acquainted with this phenomenon. It will take you to a message board post full of them (not safe for work) and has links to others (again, watch where you click) if you want to check some of them out. Or, if you're lazy and don't want to bother with that, just click here. I'm going to do several of these as the muse strikes me throughout the month. To win over my skeptical readers I will start off with some red meat for the blogging community:

BECKETTGATE



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See what I mean? There's more where this came from...

7 comments:

Fleerfan said...

That was hilarious! The Joe Jackson and Dana Plato autograph cracked me up. Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Wax Heaven said...

Genius!

Don't forget one about Chris Olds crying to Upper Deck about Wax Heaven.

dinged corners said...

haaaaahaaa

The only problem with this is that we need more, immediately.

Sooz said...

Lol, that was pretty funny.

Flash said...

DAMMIT, you Rickrolled me! How could you!

http://xkcd.com/524/

ernest said...

me too! fffffffuuuuuuu

mo said...

Hi,I just received back from Beckett a 2008 Goudey Sport Royalty Autograph of Derek Jeter, Goudey says there are 50 or less cards signed. Does anybody know the actual number or the value of the card. Thanks, Mike