Saturday, October 24, 2009

1995 Old Judge, Karim Garcia



#14 Karim Garcia

This card was given to me as a Christmas gift from my dad when I was in high school. Why he picked this particular card is beyond me. I liked the Dodgers at the time, so I am sure that the local card shop owner talked-up this card to my dad. Either way, it is still a cool card to have. I wish I still got random autographs for Christmas.

Karim had a ten year Major League career with seven different teams. The most games he ever played in one season was 113. That was in 1998 with the exspansion Diamondbacks. After the 1999 season, he was pretty much up and down from AAA to the Majors for the rest of career. He might best be described as a AAAA player. He dominated AAA (.288 average, 205 home runs), but not the Major Leagues (.241 avg, 66 HR).

As for this set, I know nothing about it. This is the only card that I have from it. All I know is that it was made by Signature Rookies and the card is small (slightly bigger than an A&G mini). I have no idea if these cards made up their own set or of they were inserts in another set.

3 comments:

night owl said...

You know more about this set than me. I just scanned one of these cards that I received from a blogger today, and I was trying to figure out what the heck it was.

paulsrandomstuff said...

It's been a long time, but I think they were a set on their own. I have one or two Mets prospects that I got around the time the set came out.

I always have a hard time deciding which is funnier... the number of cards the players were asked to sign, or the fake logos Signature Rookies put on their hats.

zman40 said...

Paul, I am going to have to go with the logos.