Olagato House

November 11, 2008

Card of the Day: 1991 Score Dana Kiecker

Filed under: baseball cards, Card of the Day — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:30 pm

Let’s take a break from all the ’93 UD and move just a bit back a few years to another sort of card with pictures on the back. Yes, I’m talking about 1991 Score. Score was my favorite brand of cards because a) it had nice portraits of players on the back; b) it was cheaper than Upper Deck, which was my actual favorite brand but one I couldn’t really afford.

Here’s a card of the guy you can partially blame my Red Sox fandom on (one of my teachers was a buddy of his or something along those lines–it was 18 years ago, I’ve forgotten the exact nature of the relationship.)

1991 Score Dana Kiecker (front) 1991 Score Dana Kiecker (back)

Kiecker was one of those career minor leaguers with Surprise Contending Action! that magically activated upon his callup. Unfortunately, he blew out his elbow and missed a lot of 1991, and in 1992 his major-league career was over. He’s currently one of the TV guys for the independent league St. Paul Saints.

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