Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy formed in 2001 and, barring a four-year hiatus in 2009, would be going on nearly 20 years of bandhood. 2003 marked the year of their first record release with Take This To Your Grave

While From Under The Cork Tree is seen as their breakthrough record, TTTYG is an incredible glimpse at the sonic growth from where they started. The original pressing of the album is a beautiful peek at nostalgia in the form of band member baseball cards and tons of other neat mementos. 

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2003 was an incredible time. The Lizzie McGuire Movie came out, as did Freaky Friday and the Cheetah GirlsHarry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, the fifth book in J.K. Rowling’s series dropped, Beyoncé made her incredible solo debut and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle captivated audiences.

But, in the world of emo. Fall Out boy dropped Take This To Your Grave and My Chemical Romance signed with Reprise Records before dropping the jaw-dropping record Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

The former record is what we’re focused on here. Thanks to Dollar Signs guitarist Tommy McPhail, we get a little time portal back to 2003 in what is one of the coolest pieces of merch we’ve ever seen. The original pressing Fall Out Boy’s TTTYG featured an alternate cover and fact-filled baseball cards of each member. Enjoy the journey below. 

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First we start with the alternate cover. It features someone sleeping in a messy bedroom with band posters adorning the walls. In addition to describing themselves as “Softcore” the band also claims an affinity for Taco Bell, making fun of people, and ruining towns in the Midwest.

Next we arrive at the awesome baseball cards. We’ll start with Andy Hurley. Oh how we miss that hairstyle. Hurley includes a Lord Of The Rings quote, in addition to citing as one of his favorite movies. He also goes by t-rexxx and loves Mountain Dew.

Joe Trohman is up next. Trohman doesn’t include a birthday, he’s 19 and says non-alcholic beer is his favorite beverage and also cites Lord of The Rings as one of his favorites.

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Patrick Stump apparently also goes by Cookie Jar. He’s got a horrible batting average, loves Pibb and Wes Anderson’s Rushmore.

Pete Wentz claims to have saved Latin which is very impressive. Wentz, who has no nickname also was born during the death of disco. He loves straight edge, girls jeans, and drinking molotov cocktails.

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The band promo and record itself just add to this glory. We see some of the most famous people in the world in their late teens and early twenties looking super awkward.

We love every bit of this piece of nostalgia. If you want more Fall Out Boy content, check out the Hella Mega Tour with them, Green Day and Weezer. It’s sure to be great. Dates are below.

Dates:  

06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/19-20 – Hradec Králové, CZ @ Rock For People 2020
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena

07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 –  San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field

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08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

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11/08 – Perth, WA @ HBF Park
11/11 – Melbourne, VIC @ Marvel Stadium
11/14 – Sydney, NSW @ Bankwest Stadium
11/17 – Brisbane, QLD @ Suncorp Stadium
11/20 – Dunedin, OTA @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
11/22 – Auckland, Auckland @ MT Smart Stadium

What do you think of this awesome piece of Fall Out Boy memorabilia? Sound off below!

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