Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1992 Skybox AAA, Ever Magallanes

#285 Ever Magallanes

I got this card signed last summer at a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game. Ever was the Quakes manager. I wasn't able to spot him before the game, but I happened to run into his roommate and he pointed him out to me. He no longer had the mustache and had a shaved head, too. I waited around a little bit after the game and got this card signed while he was headed to the clubhouse. He would have signed more than this card if I would have had any since he started to sign the card of his hitting coach before I got him to stop. He chuckled about it, said something in Spanish to his hitting coach and then took off. I waited about ten more minutes to get Francisco Matos (the hitting coach) to sign. He was busy filling out charts, so I left with a defaced minor league card. Several months later, I found another card of Ever that I had in the 1991 Bowman set.

Ever only got a brief cup of coffee in the bigs. He got into three games in 1991 for the Indians and went 0-2 with a walk. He was drafted in 1987, but by 1989, he was in AAA. He played in AAA almost exclusively until 1994. Then he was out of baseball until 2004, when he played in 16 games with the AAA Tuscon Sidewinders at the age of 38.

Today, the Vancouver Canadians are a class A short season team. This is the last minor league card that I will have on here for at least a month or two. At least the posed shot on here is better than yesterday's card.


Goose Joak said...

I really, really like that jersey!

zman40 said...

Ya, the alternating colors are sweet. It has a Molsen beer feel.