Saturday, July 10, 2010

1996 Old Judge, Chad Renfroe



#28 Chad Renfroe

Here is another card that was sent to me by Rod, of Padrographs. It's another Signature Rookies release of a guy that never made it to the Majors. In fact, in four seasons of pro ball, Chad never made it to the AA level. He spent the whole time with rookie and various A teams. But, at least he is immortalized in this Old Judge set.

Does anyone remember buying any of these Old Judge cards? I don't recall ever seeing packs of them and I wondered if they were an insert or a stand alone brand. I only have one other SR Old Judge card and it was given to me, too. If it wasn't for those two cards, I doubt that I would have even known that the Old Judges existed.

I always chuckle to myself whenever I see one of these Signature Rookies cards and the number of these cards that they had the players sign. 6000? I couldn't imagine signing 6000 of these. My signature would probably change three or four throughout the course of the signing. It would be interesting to see how different the signature is on card 1 compared to card 6000.

3 comments:

C said...

I don't recall 'Old Judge' packs either, but I do remember there being Old Judge cards in UD 2005 Origins tin boxes, and that's only because I bought a few. And the only Old Judge cards from those tins were autos...

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

I have a few of these Old Judge autographs too but can't remember what packs they were from. I think it was something strange, maybe some sort of Minor League release.

Play at the Plate said...

I've seen a few, but I don't think I have any. I don't know where they came from...but at least you know there are "only" 6000 of them!! Just kidding!