Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Random Card #1

From the forearm size stack of cards that I received from Out Of The Mill yesterday, I will post the highlights and interesting cards as random cards. Every card has a story. You just have to find it.

The first card is one that Dinged Corners would appreciate. Mike Cameron on a huge cellular phone. Was this a sign of things to come? This is a shot from Comiskey Park, which was renamed after a cellphone company less than a decade later.

Mike gives a glimpse into the future of the park. Unfortunately, Mike would not be a part of the park's future. Well before this card came out, Mike was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Paul Konerko.

Mike is now on his fifth team since being traded from the White Sox. Paul is still with the White Sox. I wonder. Who made the best of that trade? I always thought that Mike was a good player. He would be back in the American league in 2000, when he was traded with three other players for Ken Griffey Jr.

There was a slim chance of Mike Cameron coming back to the White Sox in 2008. That was quickly dismissed when the Sox traded for Nick Swisher and Mike's 25 game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. He could be starting his season in Chicago, playing for the Brewers against the Cubs. Best of luck, Mike.


Dinged Corners said...

Hand on hip (almost) and the baleful expression push this card into greatness.

Bay Rat North West said...

freakin Reds trading for another just above average outfielder instead of keeping a power hitting first bagger. Grrrrrrrrr.
That phone is great. The only thing missing is the battery pack hanging off the shoulder.

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