Monday, January 18, 2010

1999 Ultra, Carl Everett



#22 Carl Everett

Paul, of Paul's Random Stuff, got this card signed for me this past summer at a Newark Bears game. If I remember correctly, Paul was hiding out somewhere during a rain delay when Carl walked by. That is when he got this card signed.

Carl Everett is a former first round draft pick and a 14-tear Major League veteran. 2006 was his last year of playing Major League ball and he will be Hall of Fame eligible in two years. Despite all of that, Carl is still playing in the Atlantic League. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Long Island Ducks and the Bears. Each year, he has hit over .300 and has knocked in 80 or more RBI.

During his Major League career, Carl played for the Marlins, Mets, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers, White Sox, Expos, and Mariners. During that time, he was a career .271 hitter that had one 30 home run season and two 100 RBI seasons. He has 202 career home runs.

When I think of Carl Everett, I think of the guy that does not beleive in dinosaurs.

This is a pretty cool picture on the card. It has a great shot of the Dodger Stadium wall and a giant Kirk Gibson looming over Everett. This might be one of the most zoomed out shots I have ever seen on a baseball card. You can tell that the photographer was trying to get a little more than just Carl.

As for Carl's signature, I have no clue what is going on with it. The more I look at it, the less sense it makes to me.

3 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

The sig is iffy, but the card is great!

Orioles Magic said...

That is a very strange autograph.

paulsrandomstuff said...

I must have gotten Everett's autograph at least a dozen times over the years he's played in the Atlantic League, but I've never quite figured it out.

If I had ever thought of a good way to bring up the subject, I would have asked him about it.