Thursday, December 7, 2017

Toronto Box Day 7 - Talkin' Baseball

All baseball today. Not as many keepers as in prior days though...

Let's take a look at Todd Stevens - someone I frankly don't remember ever hearing about. Truth be told, looking at his career, I can understand why. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1989 amateur draft, but to his credit decided that going to college was important. He was then drafted in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft as shown here. He never did put on a Jays uni for Toronto, but did make it to the majors getting into 30 games with Detroit, then a single game the next year with the Padres. Not the greatest of playing careers in the majors.

He ended up sticking around the minors until 1998 at which point he stopped playing at the age of 26. He turned to coaching and accomplished the task of Pacific League Champs as manager of the Sacremento RiverCats.

As for the rest...

Some standard late 80s cards...

I wonder how many multiple bat cards there are to be had. That would make an interesting collection, and Fred McGriff looks like he approves.

I liked the look of Derek Bell, just wish he turned out a bit better for the Jays - never really did it for me.

Blue Jays Leafs Other
New Base 34 32 21
New Other 13 5
Dupes Base 94 74
Dupes Other 5 2
Total 146 113 21 280


  1. The Fred McGriff "multiple bats" card is in my Frankenset. The theme is "empty seats" in the background.

  2. Of course, Bell never did much for the Pirates either

    1. Overall one of those "great potential" players that never fully panned out anywhere.