Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New To Me Baseball

 I know there are plenty of baseball card sets out there that I haven't seen in hand much, if at all, so seem very new to me. One of these today, I just had a bunch in hand not too long ago in this lot - 1997 Bowman.

The Bowman cards at least provide a Jays card for me. Chris Carpenter was one of those players that didn't pan out too great while a Jay, but once he was traded away, he had much better years with St. Louis. Not sure he would have progressed the same if he remained a Jay.

A couple 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot cards which do nothing much for me as well.

We then get a bunch of 2003 Bazooka cards. The design has a "Big League" set feel to it for me for some reason, but otherwise, not just the one Jays card keeper, but the very first one scanned here, of Garret Anderson, is actually a variation base card because the Bazooka logo is in colour and it has the faux signature. Wouldn't have probably picked up on that if I didn't log everything into TCDB. As for the Jay card - it's below...

The backs are a bit plain, which I can live with, but the stat lacking detail is just too much of an issue. I mean, one line with current year just doesn't cut it.


  1. If you're looking to give the Gagne a new home....

    1. I'll try and add it to the pile - also, send me your mailing address when you get a chance and I can look to post what I have so far, to you.

  2. Chris Carpenter, played against him in high school. Agreed that his trajectory changed once he got to StL. That team seems to have a way to bring out the best in many pitchers.