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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Nick Markakis, 2009 Upper Deck SPX #52
Sometimes it seems hard to believe, but Nick Markakis is in his sixth season with the Orioles. Despite a career average of .297 and an on-base percentage of .368, to say nothing of four straight years of 40-plus doubles, he has never been selected to an All-Star Game. He's also never won a Gold Glove, which is less surprising given the tendency to reward only center fielders with that honor. Of course, if he makes a few more plays like the game-winner he pulled off last night, it's going to be a lot harder to ignore him. If you somehow missed that play, or just want to relive it, go here and skip to 7:48. I love Gary Thorne's call.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.