Great Moments in Spectacles: Bob Hamelin

Bob Hamelin. An oldie, but a goodie.

A Great Moment In Spectacles, undoubtedly. And, yes, a most heinous crime against baseball cards, too.

Conservative Canadian props to my colleague and friend Mike Miner for sending the Hamelin gems — this one, too — my way. A quick story, if I may: Monsieur Miner is a Baltimore Orioles fan. Yep, Toronto’s only one. Before he met yours truly, he didn’t mind the Blue Jays so much, he says. Today, he hates them. All thanks to me. This brings me great joy.

Remember, if you know of a Great Moment In Spectacles that ought to be celebrated, please, be in touch: not+tips@fangraphs.com.

Image, by no means easy on the eyes, courtesy of The Trading Card Database.




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12 Responses to “Great Moments in Spectacles: Bob Hamelin”

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  1. Kroot says:

    Quick Stories / Narratives? Yes please.

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  2. Michael says:

    This is the holy grail of baseball cards.

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  3. Elias says:

    i’m pretty sure the background was created by a 4 year-old using MS paint.

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  4. Mike Miner says:

    Hammerin’ Bob Hamelin was perhaps the most esthetically important baseball player of the early 90s.

    And yeah, Navin is a total dick about the Jays.

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  5. JD says:

    Yes I can just choose not to click but I was hoping fangraphs could just choose to give notgraphs it’s own seperate (non visible) URL.

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      • JD says:

        Come on, people ‘hate’ on Jay-Z/Drake etc because they are on top of the game.

        Not to hurt your ego but you aren’t that cool or on that level and it’s definitely not “hatin” on your Bob Hamelin wears glasses piece as you so eloquently put it.

        Sorry.

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        • JD, the damage you have inflicted on my ego will likely never be reversed.

          A question, if you’d indulge me: What type of content would you like to see at NotGraphs? Clearly, you’re not happy with what you’re reading/seeing, and, unfortunately for you, NotGraphs isn’t going anywhere. So if you have some constructive criticism that I, and my fellow writers, can build on, I’m all ears. Actually, I’m all eyes.

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          • JD says:

            Glad you asked.

            I do have some helpful and friendly advice to help make the notgraphs section all it truly can be.

            I have thought long and hard, and googled at least thrice in the search for exactly what is missing:

            *MORE COWBELL.

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