When you think about the Calgary Cannons, images of red and white uniforms often come to mind, but these blue jerseys and caps look outstanding.
For your viewing pleasure, this edition of In The Cards focuses on the 1990 Cannons.
Led by Pacific Coast League (PCL) All Star first baseman Tino Martinez, who was named the team’s most valuable player, the Cannons posted a 66-77 record that season and failed to make the playoffs. The club did very well at the turnstile, however, welcoming 312,416 fans to Foothills Stadium. That worked out to an average crowd of 4,882 at 64 home games.
This 25-card set of glossy cards features a neat design that captures the team logo in a home-plate shaped box in the lower left corner, but the green-and-yellow border clashes somewhat with those sweet-looking uniforms. There’s another shade of green on the back of each card – perhaps it’s a nod to the grass that the teams play on – and enough information to tell you all you need to know about each player. Aside from the colour schemes and uninspired player photos, it’s a well-designed set.
Alright, onto the cards:
Thanks for going down memory lane with us, cardboard style. We encourage you to leave a comment about the players and cards below.
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