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MLB:
5. Wade Boggs (Red Sox/Yankees variant)
4. Frank Robinson (Orioles/Reds variant)
3. Tony Perez (Reds)
2. Pete Rose (Reds/Phillies variant)
1. Barry Larkin

Honorable mention: Mark Fidrych

NBA:
5. Michael Jordan (Bulls)
4. DeMarcus Cousins
3. Charles Barkley (76ers/Suns variant)
2. Dan Issel (Nuggets/ABA Colonels variant)
1. Anthony Davis

Honorable mention: Sid the Squid Moncrief (Bucks)

I don't really have any preferences when it comes to the NFL or NHL.

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MLB
1) Paul Molitor, Milwaukee Brewers
That is all

NFL
All notable Packers

Guess where I grew up Smile

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Colossus Prime wrote:
MLB
1) Paul Molitor, Milwaukee Brewers
That is all

No Robin Yount?

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There, now that I've got that login thing fixed:

After I posted I thought, "I should probably throw Yount on there, too," but didn't feel like coming back to do it Smile

Yount is one of those guys who like Bart Starr, is an incredible person on top of being an icon in his sport. But growing up Molitor was my hero, and here's why:

My dad used to work at a local golf course and one day in the summer he called me up and asked me to grab my baseball glove and come visit him at work. So me being a kid I got excited that my dad wanted me to come play catch with him at work. I biked over and he was waiting for me in a golf cart. We drive out onto the golf course and I'm as confused as can be but I'm happy to be hanging out with my dad at his work. We stop at a green and just sit around talking. All of the sudden two more golf carts pull up with a few guys in them with a video camera from a local TV station. Then I realize one of the guys is Paul Molitor! I didn't freak out, I just stared in disbeliefe as he did a little interview and took a single shot for a Beat the Pro thing (he landed it 3' from the cup on his first shot), and then he signed my glove and spent some time talking to me. I was the only kid there and it was amazing. I don't remember a single thing he said or what happened to the glove, but I remember him being super nice. Granted I was a huge fan before that, but that pretty much cemented it for life even when he left for Toronto.

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That's awesome. You've probably already tried, but I'd try to find that glove, and put it on display somewhere.

I've never met a pro athlete (though I played against a former number one NFL draft pick, Tim Couch, in high school twice). There are several former Reds and UK players that I'd like to get autographs from, but just never have. :b

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With how many times my parents and myself have moved since then someone would have come across it. Sadly it is lost to history but I still have the story and that's what matters to me. Smile

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Darn! Guess I won't be seeing Mike Vick in orange jumpsuit with pit bull accessory. Tongue

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Darn! Guess I won't be seeing Mike Vick in orange jumpsuit with pit bull accessory. Tongue

Heh...throw that figure into an assortment with a Roger Clemens with his pants down and a syringe accessory, a Ron Artest that has "arm attack action" when you squeeze his legs together, and a Jose Canseco that's actually secretly an Ozzie Canseco figure, and I'd be in for a whole case. Wink

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No Favre with a cell phone? Smile

And this reminds me of all the horrible ideas I had when Rothlesberger figs were clogging the pegs around here, which was right around the time that stuff at that bar was being investigated.

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The San Diego Chicken.

Yes, I learned baseball from The Baseball Bunch.

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DeMarcus Cousins.

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