Monday, April 4, 2011

Card Of The Week April 3

Ozzie Canseco's attempt to stand in for his identical twin brother Jose in a celebrity boxing match was in the news last week. One little known fact about the embodiment of the "nuture over nature" argument - he was briefly a Kintetsu Buffalo in 1991. He failed to make the big team out of spring training and left the ni-gun team for home in June. This didn't stop BBM from issuing him a card in their inaugural set (#101) and featuring him prominently on the outside of the factory set (next to a much smaller image of Shigeo Nagashima). I believe that this is his one and only Japanese card:

(I want to credit Japan Baseball Daily's Data Warehouse with the information on his short NPB career.)

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