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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cardboard Crosby: 2003 Las Vegas 51s

This minor league card is dated 2003, and was probably actually printed then, since it doesn't include his 2003 stats. Bubba had played some games with the 51s in 2001 and 2002, so the photo is probably from one of those seasons. Likely 2002.

Here's the back:

It says:

Crosby enters his sixth season in professional baseball...split time last season between Double-A Jacksonville and the 51s...played in a total of 111 games. 2002: Appeared in 73 games for the 51s and battled .262 (73-for-279) with 12 doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBI...collected 19 multiple-hit games...appeared in 38 games at Jacksonville and batted .260. 2001: Led Southern League co-champion Jacksonville with a .302 batting mark...named to postseason SL all-star team...selected to the National League squad for Double-A All-Star a junior at Rice University in 1998, earned All-American honors after hitting .394 with 25 home runs and 91 RBI.

No, "51" isn't the name of a card game. The team is named after Area 51, the supposed UFO airbase. Hence the little gray alien head on the logo.

posted by BubbaFan, 12:52 PM


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