Saturday, December 4, 2010

2004 Topps, Omar Falcon

#319 Omar Falcon

Here is another Padrograph from Rod. This one features Omar Falcon. Omar never got above A-ball as a Padre minor leaguer, yet he somehow ended up on an official Topps card. In 2003, the year before this card was released, Omar hit a whopping .189 in 143 at-bats between two A stops. Then, in 2004, someone at Topps thought it would be a great idea to make a card of this guy. It's a crazy world we live in, but congratulations to Omar Falcon for making it onto a Topps card. I'm a bit jealous.

Omar was drafted out of high school by the Padres in the third round of the 2000 draft. He played minor league ball through 2007 and he played for four different organizations in his career. In 2007, he got his first taste of the AA level and he went 1-16. He finished his career a .227 hitter with 42 home runs and 171 RBI.

I've got a couple more Omar Falcon-like first year cards coming up to finish off the 2004 set.

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