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Old 11-23-2017, 12:45 PM
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Michael Jordan..
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:08 PM
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Here's my Dalkowski:

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Old 11-23-2017, 09:29 PM
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Matt Bush would have been a good answer, except that in 2016, 12 years after he was the #1 overall draft pick, he finally made his debut.
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My alltime favorite:



That's the Angels bat-boy Leonard Garcia...


Just for kicks, I thought I would post the other Bat-Boy stand-in card (at least, the only other one known to me):

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Old 11-29-2017, 02:12 AM
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Hi,

There are 3 players in the 1968 Topps set that never played in the Majors:

Mickey Abarbanel - White Sox Rookies card with Cisco Carlos
Moe Ogier - Twins Rookies card with Ron Clark
Frank Peters - Orioles Rookies card with Ron Stone

There are others, especially on multi-player rookie cards over the years such as George Pena '73 Indians & George Woodson '69 Indians to name a couple.
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I would bet with modern sets trying to put as many baseball draft picks and pre-rookies, there are probably quite a few out there who never made the majors.
Have to agree with the last 20 to 25 years must have produced many times the amount of cards by major companies for guys who never played a lick of MLB.
When I was in college in Oneonta in 2006-2007 and bounced at a bar I was friends with Jon Connolly who was named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the year in 2003. When I went over to one of the bar tender’s house he had one of Jon’s Topps cards hanging on his fridge. Jon made it as high as AAA but never played in the majors. The only way he probably could have made it is as a lefty specialist out the pen. He wound up with a dead arm and needed surgery about a year after he was named the Tigers minor league pitcher of the year in 2003 and from what I remember his fastball was only 85 and he lived off his off speed pitch ala Chris Hammond.
Jon wound up having a few cards by Topps and Bowman including things like Refractos. Since this is the Vintage forum here is one of his cards in the 55 Bowman style.
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How many bars do they have in Oneonta?
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How many bars do they have in Oneonta?
Not as many as there used to be. Long before I went there were a ton. I think the drinking age going from 18 to 21 killed off the numbers. In the 10 years since I graduated most of the bars I knew closed or closed and reopened with new names. The vast majority of the bars still open are not open during the summer when college is out.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:48 AM
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How about some of the Olympic cards in 1985 Topps?

Sid Akins (played til 89 in minors)
Flavio Alfaro (one year of A ball, hit .193)
Bob Caffrey (few years in Expos system)
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IMHO:

I think this breaks down into 2 sections:

Pre-1989

1989-Present

The reason I break this down in 1989 is because Bowman returned in 1989 as the prospect laden set. From the very beginning, there were cards in those sets of people who never played in the majors

One example of 1989 Bowman is Johnny Ard whose name always stayed with me. In doing some internet research -- he, as is my wife, is going through dialysis so not all these stories have happy endings. But I bet there are 10-15 players at the very least in 1989 who never played in the majors from Bowman and we'll go from there

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