Monday, November 10, 2008

#113T Ed Sprague



A little while ago, on Doug Robbins' card, we noted that Sprague's dad is mentioned on the back of the card.

IMPACT FACTOR 4/10: Sprague was a decent 3B for the Blue Jays and played on both the 1992 and 1993 championship teams. He hit well in those post-seasons except for the 1993 World Series.

4 comments:

--David said...

I've never understood why they put the person who signed the player on the card... Is that supposed to be impressive or something? I always read those and go, "Okkaaaayyy..." I dunno, maybe it's just me. Of course, I do own an auto'd card from the guy who signed Thome for the Tribe, so maybe I should just delete this reply.... nah...

indefenseofabsurdity said...

Maybe just to give the scouts some recognition? I can't really think of any other reason other than to fill a little more space on the back of the card.
That said, it's somewhat interesting in this case to see Pat Gillick's name on the back of the card.

MMayes said...

Amateur scouts are pretty important, although in the era of the amateur draft, they don't have quite the impact they did in the pre-draft days. I can say it was an honor to be invited into the home where Tom Greenwade signed Mickey Mantle to play for the Yankees.

Luke said...

future bucco!!!

lone year w/the bucs: All Star!!

a bright spot in a dismal year