Welcome to the archival segment of a series we call In The Cards. The idea is simple: while images of most baseball cards can be found online, there are some gaps, especially when it comes to the minor-league cardboard cutouts.
To assist in this matter, and with an eye on Alberta-based teams and players, we will periodically be adding galleries of baseball cards to our website. We hope you enjoy!
First up to the plate, the 2002 Medicine Hat Blue Jays of the Pioneer League. This was the final season that the Toronto Blue Jays had a rookie-level affiliate in The Gas City. The team went 37-38 on the year and did not qualify for playoffs. They did, however, graduate a handful of players that went on to play Major League Baseball (MLB).
If you notice that any cards are missing from this set, or you would like to add any anecdotes about the players pictured here, please leave a comment.
And if you have baseball cards you’d like to donate to our archiving cause, please email us at AlbertaDugoutStories@gmail.com with more information and to make arrangements.