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Saturday, February 27, 2021
No, I'm not putting together a new feature. I'm just showing off three cards that I've recently added to my collection. Because I can.
Another one of those ugly printing plates, and poorly scanned. But I'm always glad to have them for my type collection! This is Trevor Cahill, from 2012 Bowman. Cahill debuted with the A's in 2009, but has played for a total of nine teams through 2020, returning to the A's for a second stint in 2018. I'm counting his time with the Dodgers, since he did play in their minor league system.
This card didn't scan very well either. I'm still learning how to use this new scanner, and apparently the sun shining through my window in the morning causes my scanner to register edges of things poorly. Atsuya Furuta is another legendary Japanese player that most MLB fans probably don't know anything about. This card is part of the Upper Deck Ovation NPB mini-master set I'm attempting to complete. Again, I'm so close!
Haraguchi probably won't be winning any Best Nine awards, but he is a two-time All Star and a cancer survivor. And this jersey card is a nice addition to my NPB type collection.