As a team, the Edmonton Trappers didn’t accomplish a great deal in 1986.
The Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) squad went 68-73 in front of 229,682 fans at John Ducey Park that season, falling short of a postseason berth.
That said, the primary purpose of minor-league baseball teams has never been about winning championships. Player development and converting young athletes into Major League Baseball (MLB) talent has always been the underlying goal of these feeder squads. In that regard, this Trappers team had plenty of success stories.
Read More In The Cards: 1986 Edmonton Trappers
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. Edmonton’s John Ducey Park can also be seen in the background.
Read More In The Cards: 1993 Edmonton Trappers
We venture to the provincial capital for this edition of In The Cards.
The overall look and feel of the set gives it a big league feel, reminiscent of something Topps might have created.
On the field, the Trappers were the defending champs, having won their first PCL title in 1984.
Read More In The Cards: 1985 Edmonton Trappers