Friday, April 25, 2008

The 20 for $40 re-wrap: 1999 Bowman Series One.

1999 Bowman Series One is NOT the series with all those RCs. But, there is an RC of Pat Burrell. And if I pull one..., well, just watch the video.

Matt LeCroy
As of the end of last season, Matt led all active players in most career plate appearances without a stolen base.

Ron Belliard
'99 was Belliard's first full season in the Majors. He's now with the Nats.

Scott Randall
Scott went 2-5 in 12 appearances for the Reds in '03. Last seen playing with Triple-A Colorado Springs in '05.

Chuck Knoblauch
Did you know that knoblauch is German for garlic?

Mark McGwire
In 1999 Mark McGwire was on top of the world and on top of The Hobby. Hard to believe, huh?

Eric Valent
This was the guy the Phils drafted with the pick they received for not signing J.D. Drew. 1 RBI in 51 ABs later, he was shipped off to Cincinnati for backup catcher Kelly Stinnett.

Freddy Garcia
Not to be confused with the Freddy Garcia who stole $10 million from the Phillies last year, this Freddy Garcia was the opening day third baseman for Pittsburgh in '98. Was last seen playing for Pawtucket in 2000.

Kerry Wood
After McGwire and Sammy Sosa, there may not have been a hotter player in The Hobby than Kerry Wood. 20 strikeouts will do that to a guy's cards.

Mike Frank
A 7th round pick of the Reds in '97, he was called up to the big club in June '98. 89 ABs and a .225 BA later, he was sent down and never played in the Majors again.

International (one-per-pack) Nate Cornejo
The 34th pick overall in the 1998 draft, Nate pitched four seasons for the Tigers (2001-04). Lost 17 games for the Tigers in '03. Retired halfway through the '06 season.

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