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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 04:22:27 PM »
Simply because he was one of my favorite Buccos growing up, and his delivery was awesome.   :)

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2018, 04:30:02 PM »
Not on a baseball card...but should've been.   8)

Former Yankee and Pirate Jeff Karstens.  Look at that "pitch face!"  :D

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Stine Poole: 1982 TCMA
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2018, 05:40:28 PM »
There was a time that I was such a huge Detroit Tigers fan that I even collected cards from their AAA minor league affiliate at time - the Evansville Triplets.

That is where I can across this card that fascinated me:

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Stine Poole     He was a catcher buried in the Tigers system because at the time, Detroit had the beast that was Lance Parrish behind the plate.  They also had a very capable backup by the name of Johnny Wockenfuss [we'll meet him at a future date] that could absolutely rake left handers.   So there really was no place for a catcher to go in the Tigers system.  Still, Poole looks happy in this picture.  He was from California and he just struck me as the carefree Surfer type of dude.  Plus there was that name:  Stine Poole.  I like my own name, it being the only one I've ever had, but I don't think it would suck to be called Stine Poole. 

The Tigers eventually traded him to the Twins for Sal Butera.  Straight up.   No cash.  No picks.  No player to be named later.   Just Poole for Butera.
You know your career in O.B. is in trouble when you get traded for Butera.   Stine didn't last long in the Twins organization and his career was over before he ever made the Majors.   

Seems like he has done okay for himself.   He became a furniture maker and a darn good one it would seem.  He doesn't seem haunted that he never made the Bigs.  The Bio on his website never mentioned that he played AAA ball.  I think if I made it that close to MLB I'd tell *everyone*.............

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His stuff looks very nice I think:
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Re: Stine Poole: 1982 TCMA
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2018, 05:50:54 PM »
There was a time that I was such a huge Detroit Tigers fan that I even collected cards from their AAA minor league affiliate at time - the Evansville Triplets.

That is where I can across this card that fascinated me:

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Stine Poole     He was a catcher buried in the Tigers system because at the time, Detroit had the beast that was Lance Parrish behind the plate.  They also had a very capable backup by the name of Johnny Wockenfuss [we'll meet him at a future date] that could absolutely rake left handers.   So there really was no place for a catcher to go in the Tigers system.  Still, Poole looks happy in this picture.  He was from California and he just struck me as the carefree Surfer type of dude.  Plus there was that name:  Stine Poole.  I like my own name, it being the only one I've ever had, but I don't think it would suck to be called Stine Poole. 

The Tigers eventually traded him to the Twins for Sal Butera.  Straight up.   No cash.  No picks.  No player to be named later.   Just Poole for Butera.
You know your career in O.B. is in trouble when you get traded for Butera.   Stine didn't last long in the Twins organization and his career was over before he ever made the Majors.   

Seems like he has done okay for himself.   He became a furniture maker and a darn good one it would seem.  He doesn't seem haunted that he never made the Bigs.  The Bio on his website never mentioned that he played AAA ball.  I think if I made it that close to MLB I'd tell *everyone*.............

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His stuff looks very nice I think:
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That teak sink was a trip! Glad to see he apparently isn't bummed out by "what might have been" like so many other former players.

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2018, 02:27:28 PM »
Simply because he was one of my favorite Buccos growing up, and his delivery was awesome.   :)

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Your image dropped temporarily- how about:

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And yeah that sidearm delivery was a kick to watch.

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 02:30:59 PM »
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One of them became a lot more famous in the dugout after his playing days ended.

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2018, 03:42:32 PM »
One of them became a lot more famous in the dugout after his playing days ended.

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Oh Clint.  I like the guy but I am tired of him "managing" my Buccos.

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2018, 03:45:33 PM »
Not a favorite in any sense except that I think I had more of these cards than any other in any given time when I was collecting.  That and Wayne Nordhagen (listed below this card).  I must've had 20 of each of these dudes.

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »
What about the sticker albums?

My first one...

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The foil stickers were the All*Stars.  Gold and silver.  They were the premium when you were trading with friends.   :D

I paid dearly for this one to complete my book...

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 04:02:55 PM »
Not a favorite in any sense except that I think I had more of these cards than any other in any given time when I was collecting.  That and Wayne Nordhagen (listed below this card).  I must've had 20 of each of these dudes.



Oh that was a problem.   I had 20+of this guy too.................

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2018, 04:05:42 PM »

Oh that was a problem.   I had 20+of this guy too.................

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LOL! Wow.  I don't remember THAT guy, but I most likely came across him.  Good old Craig Skok.  ;D

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2018, 04:06:11 PM »
Oh Clint.  I like the guy but I am tired of him "managing" my Buccos.

Yep he wore his welcome out in Colorado too... :-\

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2018, 04:09:58 PM »
How about favorite sets?  Every year they came out with new designs.  I particularly like the 1978 Topps cards and the 1982 Fleer's.  Something about the powder blue backs on those (Fleer).   8)


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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2018, 04:10:01 PM »
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...could scare the seams off the ball...

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Re: Favorite Baseball Cards
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2018, 04:10:38 PM »
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...could scare the seams off the ball...

Yeah...no shit.  :o

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