Friday, January 11, 2019

Last One of the Week

I believe winter will finally hit southern Illinois this weekend.  Right now there is a storm warning calling for 7-9 inches of snow to start falling later tonight into Sunday morning.  It has been over 3 years since we have had a snow fall of 3 inches or more.  With that being said, I doubt the mail will be delivered for a day or two.  I did get another package earlier this week from TCDB member jimetal7212 that will keep me busy for a little while this weekend.

Jefferies had 2 good years in St. Louis in 1993 and 1994.  He made the All-Star team in 1994, but left after that year to join the Phillies.  The back of this 1995 Diamond Kings card highlights his short tenure with the Cardinals.

I love me some early 1990s minor league cards.  1992 Skybox produced sets for AA and AAA teams.  These are my first from the AA set.  I only have 1 from the AAA set.  I doubt they are worth much, so maybe I will be able to track they rest of them down.

Here are two players that may not see much time in the Cardinals 2019 outfield.  I am surprised Martinez has not been traded yet.  He has a good bat, but can't play anywhere on the field.  Once the Cardinals traded for Paul Goldschmidt, he lost his hiding spot at first.  Fowler had about as horrible a season as you can imagine last year.  The Cardinals are on the hook for 3 more years at $16.5 million per year.  Pretty hard to trade that contract without eating most of it, so the Cardinals have said he will have a shot to start in right field.  I would prefer to see Tyler O'Neill start, but maybe I will be wrong and Barry Bonds has fixed Fowler's swing.  Time will tell.


  1. Batten down those hatches. Take care of the family and the cards!

    1. It was not too bad in my area as we only had 3 inches of snow. Could have been a lot worse