Your Friday Video Fun: Silver Spoons and Baseball Cards

Well, it’s going to be another short post today, so I thought I’d give you all some more video fun. If you guys are liking this, or not, please let me know. I know it’s a little different than the kind of stuff I normally put up here, but a little fun and games every now and then can’t hurt anyone. Or can it?

Anyhow, today’s video comes all the way from October 1985 (right when I was celebrating my 5th birthday). It’s a fabulous episode of Silver Spoons called “The Great Baseball Card Scheme.” When Grandpa overhears Rick and CarltonAlfonso talking about their baseball card investments (a 1955 Whitey Ford for $2?!), he enlists Rick’s help in cornering the market on the 1984 Topps Tommy Lasorda baseball card (at least that’s what I can tell from looking at the small piece of cardboard in his hand), and then orchestrates a rumor that has Tommy being a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. After fielding a call from Peter Ueberroth and inflating the price so much that Rick cheats Carlton out of his awesome velcro wallet, Tommy Lasorda himself shows up (looking svelte! the Slim-Fast must’ve been working that year) to keep things from going too haywire. It’s all enough to teach an innocent trust-fund teenager a lesson in fairness and the power of the dollar. They were better times, the 1980s.

Honestly, I don’t remember anything from this episode, but it’s hard to resist this five-minute re-edit. Enjoy your Friday video fun (and let me know how you’re liking this)!

Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.