Thursday, January 21, 2010

1999 Ultra, Michael Tucker

#187 Michael Tucker

Paul, of Paul's Random Stuff, got this card signed for me last season at an Atlantic League game. Micheal last played in the Majors in 2006 and he spent all of '07 playing AAA. He appears to have retired after that and he sat out of the '08 season, only to make a comeback last year in the Atlantic League. He started out the year with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and finished it out with the Newark Bears. I'm not sure if the Bears acquired him to make a playoff push or what, but he was hitting .332 for the Blue Crabs.

This is the second Michael Tucker card that I have posted on here. The first autograph was obtained in 1995 or '96. It is kind of cool to compare the two signatures. They are both similar, but the older one has much more to it that Michael now leaves out. But, the new one has Micheal's uniform number that he wore as a Brave, 24. That's a nice addition.


Anonymous said...

Tucker actually started the year with the Bears. He got released, took a couple of months off and signed with the Blue Crabs around the beginning of the second half of the season.

I've never figured out how Baseball Cube determines the order to list teams.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

I always enjoy comparing players signatures over a number of years.

zman40 said...

Thanks for the correction Paul. I wish that the Cube would make more sense sometimes