There were few things left for Fernando Valenzuela to achieve in baseball by the time the 1990s rolled around.
His resumé included a Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year honours, a pair of Silver Slugger nods, a Gold Glove, a couple of World Series rings, and six National League (NL) All-Star selections.
Not bad for the man from little-known Etchohuaquila, Mexico.
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Expectations were high for the Calgary Cannons heading into the 1988 season.
After making it to the Pacific Coast League final the previous summer, the Cannons seemed primed for a repeat performance.
We continue our look back at some of the baseball cards of the past with our new In The Cards, focusing in on the 1988 Calgary Cannons.
Read More In The Cards: 1988 Calgary Cannons
The second season of Calgary Cannons baseball at Foothills Stadium featured some good talent.
But the team couldn’t replicate the success they had their first year.
The baseball cards created for them, however, allow fans to reminisce about some of the future MLB players who donned the red, yellow and white.
Read More In The Cards: 1986 Calgary Cannons
Heartbreak is one of the many emotions that are conjured up when Calgary Cannons fans think back to 1991.
Many will wax nostalgic about the talent and promise on the team, that was the gateway to pro baseball for many.
But heartbreak also comes to mind as they think about how close the team was to winning it all.
We take a trip down that memory lane in the new In The Cards.
Read More In The Cards: 1991 Calgary Cannons
There was a lot of hope in 1985 surrounding the newly-created Calgary Cannons.
The Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners had just moved in from Salt Lake City and were hoping to improve on their semi-final appearance with much of the roster still in tact.
We take a look at some of those players on that roster with the baseball card set featuring 25 members of that inaugural version of the Cannons.
Read More In The Cards: 1985 Calgary Cannons