1994 was the year baseball stopped, and history seems to be repeating itself this year. Let's check out a pack from that fateful season.
216 - Rich Becker - Bowman went to a full bleed design for one of the rare times in its history.
299 - Lee Smith - Hall of Famer alert!
251 - Charles Nagy - Nagy had a nice career, making a few All-Star teams and pitching in two World Series with Cleveland. The backs of the cards offer another full-color photo.
337 - Eddie Zambrano - Going back to 1991, Bowman had a tradition of making fancy cards for minor league award winners. Zambrano was the American Association Player of the Year in 1993. This one has an all foil background.
628 - Kevin Tapani - Tapani is another pitcher who put together a nice career, although he never made an All-Star team.
628 - Kevin Tapani - Tapani again? That's a bit awkward.
156 - Edgardo Alfonzo - Alfonzo was a memorable member of those late '90s/early '00s Mets teams.
421 - Kenny Felder - Unlike present day Bowman, this pack has been light on prospects so far. I believe this is just the third.
426 - Todd Hollandsworth - Hollandsworth was a career 6.5 WAR player who hung on for twelve big league seasons.
623 - Lance Johnson - This speedy outfielder was originally a Cardinals draft pick.
284 - Marquis Grissom - Grissom was a legit star for awhile there, and he was in the middle of his best seasons at this point.
59 - Jeff Montgomery - We may as well wrap it up with another pitcher.
Edgardo Alfonzo is one of the best Pittsfield Mets of all-time. Actually probably one of the best players ever to play for a Pittsfield affiliate. He used to have to ride his bike to and from the ballpark/host family house.
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