Friday, February 25, 2022

1994 Bowman

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.

1 comment:

Kicky Sam said...

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.