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I've gotten over the desire to acquire printing plates. Not that it was ever terribly overwhelming. Until this one I had merely two. But every so often I check the 'bay to see if anything sneaks through. This one did. Six bucks shipped is not bad at all for a 1/1 of anything.
The journeyman infielder began his career in 1990 as a minor leaguer in the Dodgers' system. He would get his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 1996. He then logged some time with Cubs, Rays, Cubs again, Cardinals, Yankees, Mets, Yankees again, Cardinals again, Mariners, and Phillies before finishing his career with a three year stint in Cincinnati. So this would be his farewell printing plate, I suppose. He would amass over 7,700 plate appearances in his baseball career (including the minors) maintaining a .264 average in the majors while performing exceptionally well on defense. He is currently an assistant to the GM for the Reds and filled in as the Reds' bench coach last year.
Bonus? This joins another cyan plate from the same set: Juan Francisco.
These look nice together in the ol' binders. Only 29 more to go to complete the cyan plate Reds team set! I don't predict success in this endeavor.