April 22, 2009

Rated Rookie Repackage

Repackage Front

This one was just a spur of the moment decision at Target this past weekend and as a Rated Rookie fanatic, it couldn't have worked out better.

Five 1988 and one 1993 Rated Rookie...one of these days I will get my stuff together and get a complete Rated Rookie needs list...I know I've got copies of some of these but even though '88 Donruss was one of the most over-produced sets I don't think I've ever seen the Mackey Sasser or Eddie Williams cards before.

Interesting Fact: Jeff was the first Atlanta Brave to score a run in a World Series game back in 1991.

Rated Rookie Eddie Williams

Interesting Fact: Although you many have never heard of Eddie, he played twelve seasons including one with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks.

Rated Rookie Jack McDowell

Interesting Fact: By far the biggest star in this Rated Rookie group, "Black Jack" is now a musician in the band Stickfigure.

Rated Rookie Jody Reed

Interesting Fact: Jody hit into two triple plays in his career.

Interesting Fact: During his career Mackey developed trouble in throwing the ball back to the pitcher after a pitch. He would double pump the throw before sending it back to the pitcher even though during stolen base attempts he was able to throw the ball in one motion.

Rated Rookies Billy Ashley

Interesting Fact: Billy is tied for the Dodgers record of most pinch hit homers in a season.

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