Another quick rip… Pack #28 of 1997 Pinnacle X Press, here we go!
#69 Wade Boggs New York Yankees (1996 was the year that Boggs finally got his ring, went for a ride on a horse and hit .311 for the World Champs… In just a couple of years he would find himself on the Devil Rays)
#36 Jay Buhner Seattle Mariners (Buhner hit 44 homers and drove in 136 in ’96)
#137 Hideki Irabu New York Yankees
#106 Alex Ochoa New York Mets
#??? Swing for the Fences Game Card +8
#116 Andrew Jones Atlanta Braves (In the ’96 Series Jones tied a record by homering in his first 2 at-bats and set a record becoming the youngest player (19) to homer in the Series)
#121 Wilton Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers (Vlad’s “big” brother used a corked bat and his 140 pound frame to knock 4 homers in 1997)
#114 Michael Tucker Atlanta Braves (Tuck was the Royals first round pick (10th overall) in 1992 but went to Atlanta for Jermaine Dye before the 1997 season. He hit .286 in Atlanta, but struck out 116 times. He did worse in the NLCS hitting .100 in 5 games against the Fish)
Another one down! I just might finish this puppy off! Only 8 more to go! Before I sign off, please be sure to go check out the awesome Groundhog Day Contest over at the Play at the Plate blog. Go Rays! Troll out.