It’s not exactly Tinker to Evers to Chance, but Ross Flats to Alberta Dugout Stories to you is a pretty good combination.
This chapter of our In The Cards series – which profiles Alberta baseball collectibles – comes courtesy of Ross Flats Vintage Apparel, who kindly donated this 1993 set of Edmonton Trappers cards.
The 27-card set was made by Fleer ProCards and it features some fairly static poses, but the images of the pin-striped Trappers are clear and centred. Edmonton’s John Ducey Park can be seen in the background, as can an advertisement for one of Fleer’s biggest competitors, Upper Deck. The back of each card contains biographical and statistical information about the player or coach, and there are some nice looking throwback drawings that add a classic touch to the set.
Onto the Trappers, who were a Triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins in 1993. Edmonton went 72-69 in the 10-team Pacific Coast League (PCL), while attracting 261,361 fans to the ballpark that season.
Now, let’s have a look at the cards:
Thanks for flipping through the cards with us – we urge you to leave a comment about the players and cards below.
We are seeking to create an online digital archive of Alberta baseball card sets with our In The Cards series. If you have baseball cards you’d like to donate – or lend – to the cause, please email us at AlbertaDugoutStories@gmail.com with more information and to make arrangements.