Monday, January 19, 2009

1992 Classic/Best, Carlos Delgado

#90 Carlos Delgado

I got this card signed through the mail around 1994. Luckily, I had my Canadian stamps. When I started getting back into autographs last year, I went through my autograph album and saw this card. I had completely forgot that Delgado came up as a catcher. Apperantly, he only caught in two games in the Majors. The Jays tried to move him to left field before he finally stuck at first base. That turned out to be a good move.

Delgado is 31 home runs away from 500. If he stays healthy, he may reach it this year. I was suprised that he was only an All-Star twice (2000 and 2003). He has hit over 35 homers seven times and has had over 100 RBI nine times. I would have thought that he would have been to more All-Star games as a Blue Jay.

I have no idea if Delgado still signs through the mail. It would suprise me more if he did than if he did not.


tastelikedirt said...

Yeah, that is a good one. For some reason I wouldn't think he signs now, he's on the Mets? I didn't know he was so close to 500. I figured he was kinda underrated years ago (small market secret). No idea he was ever a catcher either.

Anonymous said...

No, he doesn't still sign through the mail. I think that pretty much stopped once he became an established star.

I hope I get to see his 500th home run this year.