Womack: Baseball cards of cup-of-coffee players

From SABR member Graham Womack at Sports Collectors Daily on February 12, 2015:

The following baseball players will never be featured on any commemorative cards. Really, it’s a wonder they’re even on the cards that they’re on. Three of the five players here were featured after they played their final game in the majors.

Like hundreds of others among the more than 18,000 players in baseball history, the guys we speak of here lasted just one season in the majors. I’ve written before at my website of prominent examples of these players. Irv Waldron is a particularly interesting case. With the help of Baseball-Reference.com, I found five slightly more obscure examples.

I’ll add that one of my core beliefs as a writer is that everyone has a story. Even though their cards will never be worth a fortune, I think the following players exemplify this.

Read the full article here: http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/cup-coffee-club-baseball-cards-big-league-short-timers/

Originally published: February 12, 2015. Last Updated: February 12, 2015.