Monday, March 24, 2014

The Lesser Teams

My favorite thing about my single player collection is getting a variety of teams involved.  Sandy Alomar Jr. played for a number of teams over the course of his career.  He is of course most well-known for his time with the Cleveland Indians.  And for good reason.  He won the 1990 AL Rookie of the Year, a Gold Glove, was a six-time All Star, including the All Star MVP in 1997, and played in two World Series.  All of that occurred with the Indians.

His time with other teams was not nearly as impressive.  Nevertheless, I really enjoy picking up cards of him with his lesser teams.  Unfortunately there just are not nearly enough of them.  He has plenty of cards with the San Diego Padres and a fair number with the Chicago White Sox, but there are very very few cards with the Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, and Los Angeles Dodgers, and none with the New York Mets.  That is my biggest disappointment.  He does have a minor league issue with the Mets organization, but that is as close as I will ever come.  Granted he played in just eight games with the Mets, but that is all he played with the Padres as well.

Alomar's best cards will always be his Indians issues, but it's nice to add a little more color once in awhile to the collection.

No comments:

Post a Comment