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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Eddie Murray, 1986 Topps Mini Leaders #1
So what did you do last weekend? It probably wasn't as bizarre as what Eddie Murray did. He was a guest at Charlie Sheen's home for a screening of the hedonistic actor's classic 1989 film "Major League". Sheen invited Murray, fellow ex-Oriole Todd Zeile, Kenny Lofton, Lenny Dykstra, and current Giants closer Brian Wilson to the event. Some of the baseball dignitaries were flown in on the host's private jet, which totally happens at the sort of parties that I attend. David Ward, the writer and producer of the movie, was on hand to give an introduction before the screening at Sheen's private theater. The guests also got to try on Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring, which Charlie had bought at an auction with some money that apparently wasn't earmarked for cocaine, alcohol, or ladies of the night.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.