|This card is going to sit in my Smoltz binder. It may never be touched by human hands again. Why have I left the protective film on the card?|
Wow. The white chrome cards from 2008 really POP on my scanner. Hey Greg, when you’re posing, it’s OK to smile.
I like the resume, skills and evolution sections, but there’s clearly room for a few more stats on the back. Why include Complete Games? On most cards, the number is just going to be zero. Wouldn’t WHIP make more sense?
|Wade would make 59 appearances with the Braves from 1995 to 1997. He was primarily a “long man” out of the bullpen but would get the occasional spot start. That might not seem like much of a career, but I bet he loves baseball.
After all, despite pitching just 4 innings for the Braves in 1995, and not making the post season roster, he got a World Series ring.
In 1996, he would spend most of the year in Atlanta and would pitch in the NLCS and the World Series.
After leaving the Braves for Tampa in the expansion draft in late 1997, Wade would spend years in the minors before hanging up his spikes in 2000. He would return and play independent ball for parts of the 2003, 2004 and 2006 seasons.
Sounds like a cool career to me.
Thanks to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for the card!
|Remember this guy? Me too.
Remember anything he did as a Brave? Not me either.
Was he the lead off hitter between Otis and Grissom?
Thanks to Derek for the card!
|A great photograph of Smoltz from a rather pointless set. First Edition was even less useful than Opening Day. There are a lot of things I miss about Upper Deck producing baseball cards, First Edition is not among them. (Thanks to Adam at Thoughts and Sox for the card.)|
|Does anyone know of Gorecki is still playing in the Yankees minor league system? I like the guy a lot. He played well in the Braves minor league system in both 2008 and 2009 earning himself a cup of coffee in 2009. He signed with the Yankees and spent the 2010 season in their system.
I know … I could look it up myself but I’m much too damn lazy to do that.
Thanks, again, to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for this card.
|I will never forgive Upper Deck for moving the industry away from cardboard. Topps Total may have been printed on white stock, but it was still cardboard!!!|
|One of the forgotten players of the Braves run of 14 straight division championships. Well, I forgot him anyway. He was actually pretty great that first season with the Braves. The second year? Not so much. The Braves would cut him … the Red Sox sign him … and he would never be heard from again.
Thanks to Derek at Tomahawk Chopping for the card.