Sunday, February 25, 2018

1998 Bowman Chrome Series 2

Here's a friendly neighborhood pack of 20 year old baseball cards featuring Reds Rookie Paul Konerko? Remember him? A Pack To Be Named Later does.

331 - Vladimir Nunez - Over the course of his scattered MLB career, Nunez was just a bit below replacement level. That's not a great level to be at.

396 - Ruben Mateo - By age 26, Mateo had played his last games in an MLB uniform, amassing a 0.0 career WAR. I feel like he's someone you've heard of, but you're not sure why.

438 - Jae Weong Seo - After some early big seasons as a Mets starter, Jae Seo went on to pitch in the Korean Baseball Organization for eight seasons.

437 - Carl Pavano - A 2004 MLB All-Star and World Series (2003) champion? Now we're talkin'!

Here's a look at the back, featuring the typical (for the time) Bowman Scouting Report. The binding theme for this pack? All of the cards are "prospects" rather than big leaguers, but none of them are actually the coveted 1st Bowman Card.

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