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HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
edited February 25, 2024 2:43AM in Sports Talk

Who’s willing to take a selfie of the biggest bubble you can blow in honor of this 1977 Topps card below.

Whoever shows the biggest bubble gets the Sports Forum Curt Bevaqua award.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    You can cheat and get your child or pet to participate for you.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    What was/is your choice of chew ?







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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    That Bevaqua card was made when times were much simpler.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bubble Yum was my favorite, occasionally I'd go with Bubbalicious

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    That Bevaqua card was made when times were much simpler.

    I wouldn't be posting that if I were you, it's against forum rules, gotta stick to sports. This has been a public service announcement from the forum outlaw.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975


    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Topps bubble gum, in my opinion, beat them all.

    Not the horse leather crap that Topps put in the wax packs. But the little bubble gums sold for one cent which also contained a Bazooka Joe cartoon. The cartoon always sucked, but the gum was great!

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.



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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    Ok stevek
    Athletes in this picture are ???

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    Athletes here are ????

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    LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975


    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    I used to dip in high school playing baseball, I used Hawken wintergreen, and after practice one afternoon I saw a girl I was cuckoo over cocoa puffs for and tried to hide the dip in the back corner of my mouth so she wouldn't see it, needless to say I accidentally swallowed some of it and almost choked myself out from it. Needless to say, I never again dipped after that.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Miller Lite had great commercials but the beer is gross. I can't stand it.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    Ok stevek
    Athletes in this picture are ???

    The guy on the left is Fred Williamson. The others I don't recognize at all.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of guys will wrap bubble gum around leaf chew, I never liked doing that.

    I'm a Grizzly wintergreen guy when I dip but it's on a rare occasion. I used to.when I played Softball but it wasn't great to run and dive for balls when you got a mouth full of tobacco juice

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    Athletes here are ????

    I never knew that Rodney Dangerfield was an athlete? 😉

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @LandrysFedora said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975


    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    I used to dip in high school playing baseball, I used Hawken wintergreen, and after practice one afternoon I saw a girl I was cuckoo over cocoa puffs for and tried to hide the dip in the back corner of my mouth so she wouldn't see it, needless to say I accidentally swallowed some of it and almost choked myself out from it. Needless to say, I never again dipped after that.

    I was riding my bike. First time trying the snuff. Swallowed it and got a huge head rush. Divine intervention to say stay far away from it.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    Athletes here are ????

    I never knew that Rodney Dangerfield was an athlete? 😉

    I tell ya, he never gets any respect.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    Ok stevek
    Athletes in this picture are ???

    The guy on the left is Fred Williamson. The others I don't recognize at all.

    Guy on the right looks like Billy Kilmer.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    Ok stevek
    Athletes in this picture are ???

    The guy on the left is Fred Williamson. The others I don't recognize at all.

    Guy on the right looks like Billy Kilmer.

    I think you're right now that you mention it.

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    LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

    In middle school they showed us a psa about the consequences of smoking, they showed a pic of a clean healty lung vs a lung of a smoker. The smoker lung looked like an ac filter that hadn't been replaced in years! I made my decision there that I didn't want mine being like that and have never smoked to this day!

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The other pic is a bit too easy, although there are around four who I don't recognize.

    The guy up front that many may not recognize is author Mickey Spillane.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    Miller Lite had great commercials but the beer is gross. I can't stand it.

    Always made me laugh when somebody is wolfing down a large cheesesteak with all the fixins, french fries, etc, while drinking a lite beer. As if the lite beer is going to do much good as far as the calorie intake. 😆

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @LandrysFedora said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

    In middle school they showed us a psa about the consequences of smoking, they showed a pic of a clean healty lung vs a lung of a smoker. The smoker lung looked like an ac filter that hadn't been replaced in years! I made my decision there that I didn't want mine being like that and have never smoked to this day!




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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    I enjoyed Marlboro and Newport in the 6th grade and I never knew it was bad for you circa 1970.

    Not sure why I quit but glad I did.

    Marijuana lasted a little longer. Ages 13-20.

    Lots of ball players smoked and Earl Weaver chain smoked in the dugout.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @LandrysFedora said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

    In middle school they showed us a psa about the consequences of smoking, they showed a pic of a clean healty lung vs a lung of a smoker. The smoker lung looked like an ac filter that hadn't been replaced in years! I made my decision there that I didn't want mine being like that and have never smoked to this day!

    >

    Babe Ruth died from throat cancer at age 53.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @LandrysFedora said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

    In middle school they showed us a psa about the consequences of smoking, they showed a pic of a clean healty lung vs a lung of a smoker. The smoker lung looked like an ac filter that hadn't been replaced in years! I made my decision there that I didn't want mine being like that and have never smoked to this day!

    >

    Babe Ruth died from throat cancer at age 53.

    I’m not sure if people knew the risks back then. Doctors didn’t have X-ray machines for lungs until 1950ish I believe.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @LandrysFedora said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    I guess there was an episode where Fonzie railed against smokeless tobacco, or cigarettes in general?

    I would applaud that if he did. 😊

    In middle school they showed us a psa about the consequences of smoking, they showed a pic of a clean healty lung vs a lung of a smoker. The smoker lung looked like an ac filter that hadn't been replaced in years! I made my decision there that I didn't want mine being like that and have never smoked to this day!

    >

    Babe Ruth died from throat cancer at age 53.

    I’m not sure if people knew the risks back then. Doctors didn’t have X-ray machines for lungs until 1950ish I believe.

    I really don't know the history of smoking and health awareness. Although Honus Wagner cancelled his T206 card in 1909 because he didn't want to be associated with tobacco. So something negative must have been known about tobacco back then.

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    Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I approve the Fonz

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.



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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.



    Interesting that there is no date on the flip

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.



    Interesting that there is no date on the flip

    They perhaps asked for auto authentic without Pack authentic.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Tried it once in college, can't recall the brand. Yea it gave me a little buzz, but I didn't see the value in it for that little buzz. Never did it again. I always thought a cold beer was much better. 🍺

    This guy agrees.
    PSA loves this guy.

    Interesting that there is no date on the flip

    I'm guessing the pack had to have been from the 1950's when Happy Days was happening.

    😉

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Shouldn't the pack be signed Arthur Fonzarelli ?

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    STLKabongSTLKabong Posts: 64 ✭✭✭

    Don't know the rest

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @STLKabong said:
    Don't know the rest

    The one player is Nick Buoniconti, not Billy Kilmer.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @STLKabong said:
    Don't know the rest

    The bald guy in front of Ben Davidson is Ray Nitschke.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2024 7:34PM

    Don't know the rest

    The guy in front of Ray Nitschke is Whitey Ford.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @STLKabong said:
    Don't know the rest

    The guy in the back center, I keep thinking may be John Madden, but I'm not sure.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    But then this guy…………

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Started marketing this stuff……… in 1975


    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    and athletes started mixing the gum with the tobacco.

    I tried that skoal once. Accidentally swallowed it. Never again.

    Anyone else ever try it ?

    Didn’t Tony Gwynn die from it ?

    Yep.... I'm a dipper....

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @STLKabong said:
    Don't know the rest

    I wanna say Matt Snell....that would be my pick...

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @STLKabong said:
    Don't know the rest

    The guy in the back center, I keep thinking may be John Madden, but I'm not sure.

    Isn’t that Tommy Heinson from the Celtics?

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    Shouldn't the pack be signed Arthur Fonzarelli ?

    Can you name the characters and their real names?

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @stevek said:

    Shouldn't the pack be signed Arthur Fonzarelli ?

    Can you name the characters and their real names?

    I'm not too sure on Chuck's name... :)

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭


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