Baltimore Orioles Future Stars Topps 21 OR

Baltimore Orioles Future Stars Topps 21 OR

Baltimore Orioles Future Stars Topps 21

Opening packs and trading cards with your son is pure fun. Then, you find an autographed card from the Baltimore Orioles Future Stars, featuring some of the team's brightest young stars, including Josh Wagner, Kevin Gausman, Zach Davies, and other top Orioles prospects.


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Handed out by local law enforcement, the 1980 Charlotte O's Police Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the most coveted minor league issues of all-time. According to Ripken in the Minors, the card was given to children when officers went to speak at schools. Ripken was one of 25 cards handed out randomly. Rare to begin with, it's also extremely prone to damage. As a result, prices pop whenever one of the 1980 Charlotte O's Police Cal Ripken Jr. cards surface, no matter the condition. (Source: www.cardboardconnection.com)


Bonner actually debuted for the Orioles as a 23-year-old in 1980, making four plate appearances in four games. He hit .296 over 27 at-bats in a 1981 stint with Baltimore, but even this small sample portended problems with his plate approach -- he walked only one time in 29 plate appearances. Bonner lasted just 4 seasons -- 1980 through 1984. He appeared in 61 games, had 108 at-bats, and had a slash line of .194/.219/259. He even tried his hand at pitching in the minors in 1984 -- he was drafted as a pitcher out of high school -- but that was scrapped after he made 4 unsuccessful appearances. Bonner appeared on cards in the 1982 Donruss set and in the 1983 Fleer set.

While Bonner mentions in the remainder of his interview with the Ripken site that he could not get Baltimore to trade him, Schneider did not have that same problem. In fact, he was sent to the California Angels with Doug DeCinces -- a move that opened up third base for Cal Ripken -- in exchange for Dan Ford. (Source: 1982topps.blogspot.com)



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