I think the cards today hit into a bunch of Vernon Wells cards as you will clearly see.
Obligatory Jays with Joe Carter, Delgado and Green. I really like the quirkiness of the Bazooka cards.
Vernon Wells started with the Jays in 1999 and played right through 2010 - a good tenure holding down centre field for most of that time with a sprinkling of other outfield positions and a bit of DH.
Though he would go on with a few season split between the Angels and Yankees, those seasons were not nearly as productive, being on the tail end of his career.
While in Toronto he was a .280 hitter with over 220 homers and over 800 RBI in just shy of 1,400 games.
Vernon Wells holds the Toronto team record for most at bats with 5,470 in a Jays uniform, and has the team record for most hits in a season at 215 in 2003.
I missed the first part of his time in Toronto as I was at university and baseball was not something I had time for in the early 2000s, so having the chance here to go back and look at his career, brought back into focus his tenure which, I forgot was as long as it was.
My collection also now reflects a bit better, how much time the man had with the Jays having picked up 15 more cards of his here thanks to dodgercards from TCDB!
Wow. Never would have guessed that Wells is the team leader for at bats. Cool piece of Jays trivia.ReplyDelete