Wednesday, December 23, 2009

1994 Pinnacle Series 2 Pack 6-the Wrappers Keep Falling...

With this pack, this box will be 25% ripped. Here we go! #357 Todd Van Poppel Oakland A’s (For years TVP was the prospect that would not go away-he did win 7 games in ’94, a career best, but he lost 10 and had an ERA over 6. He still found teams willing to pay him and had an 11 year career, but was never the “Future Star” that all of the cards promised he would be.)
#531 Darrin Jackson Chicago White Sox
#479 Mariano Duncan Philadelphia Phillies
#444 Mark Wohlers Atlanta Braves
#486 Walt Weiss Colorado Rockies (The original Rockies shortstop-and the Rookie of the Year with A’s in ’88, also won a ring with them)
#415 Mike Hampton Seattle Mariners
#427 Jon Ratliff Chicago Cubs
#332 Dave Winfield Minnesota Twins (One of my favorites, EVER, the big guy was that good… I love the high five shot with 6’6” Winfield and Puckett)
#364 Rene Gonzales Cal Angels
#427 Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays (coming off the season where he won his first and only ring)
#510 Brett Boone Cincinnati Reds (Boone was a great fielding second baseman, a little dude at 5’10”, but he had power. Put up Jimmie Foxx like numbers at the beginning of this decade)
#316 Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays (he was 19-9 in ’93, but won 20 and the Cy Young in ’96)
#340 Damion Easley California Angels (is this guy still playing?)
#466 Cory Snyder LA Dodgers (This shot is eerie… Cory, his stache and his mullet led the NL in K’s in ’93 with 147-topping 100 Ks for the 6th time in 9 seasons)
Okay, 25 per cent of the way there with this box… More to come! Stay tuned, troll out.