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Card of the Day: 1994 Select Rookie of the Year Carlos Delgado

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1994selectroycarlosdelgadoRemember the days when short printed special cards looked freakin’ awesome, but were not impossible to obtain and definitely wouldn’t cost you an arm or a leg? This 1994 Select “Rookie of the Year” Carlos Delgado is a perfect example of that.

Seeded at a rate of 1 in 360 packs, this card features Dufex technology and a bright-eyed Carlos Delgado getting after it in what appears to be a throw from the outfield to home or somewhere in the in field. Most people know Delgado these days as a slugging first baseman, but I grew up in a time where Delgado was donning the catching gear for the Blue Jays.

This card never has been worth much, even in all it’s glory in 1994. I think the card booked at like $8 or $12. I actually snagged one of these in 1994 while splitting a box of Select with my cousin. (*note, 1994 Select was one of the ugliest base premium sets ever, but we bought the box because it was on clearance.) I happened to get this copy — I now own two of them — in a lot of cards I purchased a few weeks back. It surely brought back lots of memories.