Posts by John Dreker

Card of the Day: 1993 Upper Deck Blas Minor

Card of the Day
I feel like I’m repeating yesterday’s article. This is another player who has been here before, but it’s a first time for the set. Blas Minor was a pitcher for the 1992-94 Pittsburgh Pirates. I mentioned yesterday that Jose Castillo felt like he was around longer than he actually was…

Card of the Day: 2005 Topps Jose Castillo

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes to us from the 2005 Topps set. It features Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Jose Castillo, fresh off of his rookie season. It was really surprising the first time I looked back on his career and saw that he only played four seasons with the…

Card of the Day: 1941 Goudey Elbie Fletcher

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes from a set we have not looked at here yet in this series. It features a player who is also making his first appearance, which surprised me, mostly because today’s history article doesn’t have a lot of good matches for a Card of the…

Card of the Day: 1991 Donruss John Smiley

Card of the Day
I’m sure many of you have already enjoyed my clever title for today’s daily history article. I have no idea if John Smiley has any Irish heritage, but what’s that saying about St Patrick’s Day? Everyone is Irish today. I’m more Irish than anything else according to my genealogy chart,…

Card of the Day: 1985 Woolworth Lloyd Waner

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day subject is Lloyd Waner, the Hall of Fame outfielder who was born 117 years ago today. He played for the 1927-41 and 1944-45 Pittsburgh Pirates, placing himself among many of the franchise’s top ten lists for all-time stats. Waner is a controversial Hall of Famer,…