Retro Jays Cards

I go to a bunch of Jays games. Each time, I empty my loose change to get random retro Blue Jay baseball cards from the vending machine. I also have plenty of boxes from my childhood. When I was a kid I remember these cards were some of my most prized possessions. Now they are 25 cents.

Check out a Random Card

Howard Battle, 1992 Classic Best, #88

In December of 1995 the Jays traded Howard Battle and Ricardo Jordan for Paul Quantrill. That is the only contribution Battle made to the big league club.

But this card is not about the Toronto Blue Jays, this is a card for the third baseman for the Dunedin Blue Jays. I wish there were more minor league card series available when I was growing up. It would have been a valuable tool to introduce young fans to up and coming players in the system. Although I dislike the similarities between the Dunedin and Toronto uniforms. Get your own identity you lazy minor league marketing departments. And while we are at it Greater Dunedin area, quit getting Jerry Howarth to pimp out your tourism industry throughout every Blue Jays broadcast. I am sure you do have nice beaches and good golfing, but I don’t need to hear it 162 times a year.

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