Lately I've tried not to alienate all four of those who actually read this thing regularly by posting football over and over. So I've been digging around for baseball cards that are within reach and I quickly ran out. But that white box on the edge of my desk was calling my name, I just wasn't listening.
In the box were baseball cards, Orioles no less, that came from Joe Shlabotnik a couple of weeks back. I had spent time sorting and arranging the football vintage that he'd sent and forgotten that I still had some other stuff in the box. So today's the day.
First up are a couple of Hygrade All Time greats from the late 80s. Hygrade sounds like a dairy but they were a company that published price guides at the time.
John Stefero showed some minor league power but never did much in the majors. He played about 50 games for the O's one season in the 80s. He played for the Expos as well.
These were my favorite of the baseball cards Joe sent. Two minor league Arthur Rhodes cards. He wasn't small back then but he managed to get a lot bigger as time went by! He pitched for 20 years in the bigs ending in 2011. We went out on a high note, too. He won his only World Series ring that season with the Cards.