Thursday, November 19, 2009
1996 Emotion XL, Joey Hamilton
#278 Joey Hamilton
For some reason, I thought that I already had posted a Joey Hamilton autograph on here. It turns out that I was wrong. Luckily, I am posting one now, courtesy of Rod.
Joey had a ten-year Major League career with the Padres, Blue Jays, and Reds. In 1996, he had a career high 15 wins and 184 strikeouts. He ERA was 4.17 that year and that would be his lowest over a whole season for the rest of his career. It just kept balooning as the years went on. But, he did finish his career with more wins than losses (by one), a 4.44 ERA, and 4 home runs at the plate. He also made one appearance in the 1998 World Series and pitched a scoreless inning.
This card is the only card from this set that I have. It is kind of weird. The brown border is raised like it is supposed to be a picture frame or something. Plus, I have no idea why it says "CONTROLLED" on the left side. I'm sure I could figure that out if I looked at the back of the card. But what would be the fun in that?
This card was made by Fleer.