314 - Darryl Kile (I liked Kile since I originally collected cards back in high school. He remained on my "he's going to be great" list for quite some time before realizing his full potential when he came to my favorite team, the Cardinals. Tragically, his life and career were suddenly cut short.)
372 - Bob Wickman (Wickman has an internet fan club called Wickman's Warriors. All I can really gather from the site, aside from the fact that it seems entirely comfortable with looking like it's 1996 all over again, is that someone on the site really has it out for Jim Thome.)
231 - Steve Finley (Two-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner and member of the Hall of Pretty Good.)
226 - Jose Rijo
227 - Mark Whiten (This would be the season that Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten would hit four home runs in a game - hard, of course. He did it with St. Louis, however, in one of the lone bright spots of the Joe Torre era.)
WI23 - Cecil Fielder Iooss Collection (Walter Iooss was a popular Sports Illustrated photographer. This full bleed insert set was a favorite among my peers at the time it came out.)
116 - Matt Nokes (After a hot start as a promising Tigers prospect, Nokes was demoted to the tee ball league in New York.)
177 - John Jaha (Jaha was from my hometown, though I didn't know a lot about him since he came from basically out of nowhere - an Australian League - to the majors less than a year later.)
37 - Nolan Ryan Community Heroes (These are pretty self explanatory. Each has an article of sorts on the back of the card about the community hero player.)
56 - George Brett (Brett's last season was 1993. When your baseball card switches your position to straight up DH, it might be time to evaluate your career options.)
Even though I've finished the set, this post reminds me there are still some cool inserts I need to complete.
I have a lot of the inserts from this set. Some people don't appreciate them but I sure do.
If you need any series 1 singles, let me know. The Iooss inserts were beautifully done.
I have a just recently updated wantlist over at my blog.
John Jaha, from the Daikyo Dolphins (Gold coast Team)
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