The Gas City plays host for this edition of In The Cards. The 1990 Medicine Hat Blue Jays are in the spotlight for this one.
Unfortunately, the rookie-level affiliate had a rough go of it that season, finishing a dismal 20-47 in the Pioneer League under manager Garth Iorg, who was a long-time utility infielder with the Toronto Blue Jays during his playing days. The Baby Jays had some talent in the lineup though, and a number of players on the roster ended up playing Major League Baseball (MLB).
This 28-card set was made by Best Cards, of Birmingham, Alabama. It features glossy images, but the shiny cards were betrayed by some lackluster photography and uninspired poses. The back of each card also includes a mug shot of each player, which is a nice touch, but a dearth of information makes the layout look a bit too barren. Another noticeable omission is cards of the manager and coaching staff – somehow they didn’t make the cut for this players only set.
Thanks for joining us for another edition of In The Cards. We encourage you to leave a comment about the players and cards below.
We continue to add to our online digital archive of Alberta baseball card sets with this series. If you have baseball cards you’d like to donate – or lend – to the cause, please email us at AlbertaDugoutStories@gmail.com with details.