For just 75 cents, I picked up this jersey card of Andruw Jones. This is from 2002 Upper Deck 40 Man. It features a plain gray swatch – probably the Braves road uniform. Back in 2002, Jones was still a stud for the Braves. Last year, he played for $3.5 million in Japan. I always view a player moving from MLB to the Japanese leagues as a demotion. These players are too good for AAA but no MLB team wants them. I would rather play in the minors than leave my home country to play. But I guess the money talks.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.