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Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:24 pm

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Lost his battle to cancer. First HoF inducted in an Expos cap.
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Oy, I am feeling old as all the 'stars' I grew up with are making the news in headlines not related to sports or entertainment. :(
 
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:38 pm

I remember Gary Carter from when I was a kid. I remember him as a New York Met, and from the 1985 Catch the Rising Star commercial the Mets had. RIP.

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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:45 pm

I saw him once at Olympic Stadium in Montreal in the bad old days of the Expos. 5000 people in Olympic Stadium essentially disappear. The worst part, though, was the ride home. It was the night Elvis died and this 13YO (along with everyone else in the van) had no choice but to listen to Elvis tunes all the way home.
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:22 pm

He was one of my heroes growing up. One of my best memories is Gary Carter day.. I was in the absolute top row of the Big O.. packed to capacity, I thought the stomping and cheering would bring the place down.

I am very sad today.
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:19 pm

Boy I hated him as a player because he was so good and he was playing with the Mets when I came of age as a baseball fan. But he was a fine man, and it's sad to see. RIP Gary.
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:21 am

this is a sad sad day, not only for Mets fans but for all of baseball. Mr. Carter exemplified the very best in professional sports. 57 is far too young an age for someone so vibrant and full of good cheer to be snatched from his family's midst. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.
 
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Re: Gary Carter Dies

Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:37 am

Sigh. Back when I was a young kid... I used to collect baseball cards. And this was one of them:

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1975 Topps rookie card for Gary Carter. I wonder how much value this card will increase now that a baseball legend is gone...

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