Monday, August 9, 2010

2003 Topps 205, Brian Burgamy

#138 Brian Burgamy

Like yesterday, here is another player that did not move too far up the organizational ladder. Here is Brian Burgamy, another guy from the long line of Padrographs given to me by Rod.

Brian was the Padres ninth round selection in the 2002 draft out of Wichita State (too bad I do not remember him playing there). Unfortunately, the highest Brian would get is to AA and he did not do so well there. In three stops at AA, Brian hit just .195 in 457 at-bats. But, Brian's career is still moving along as he is playing for the Atlantic League's Camden Riversharks. With them this season, Brian is batting .323 with 14 home runs. The 'Sharks still have 40 games left this season and Brian already has topped his former season-high home run total of 13. So, it's good to see that he is still going strong.

These 205 cards are kind of strange looking. I know that they are supposed to look like a vintage card, but, to me, they have too much of a middle eastern look for a baseball card. Plus, I do not like the fact that there is no position listed on the card at all (mentioning what position he played in college doesn't count).


Paul said...

I think I have that same card signed, but you're right -- something about that set design seems a little odd for a baseball card.

zman40 said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to think that.