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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Jose Leon, 2003 Upper Deck #3
Upper Deck was pretty fast and loose with the word "Star". Jose Leon was a former 22nd-round draft pick of the Cardinals who was traded to the Orioles in mid-2000 for Will Clark. He wound up playing 88 games for the O's from 2002 through 2004, batting .225/.262/.321 with 5 home runs and 18 RBI. He was last active in 2009, when he played 51 games for the Independent Camden Riversharks and 15 games for the Mexican League's Olmecas de Tabasco. Of course, Jose had his moments. In 2006, he hit 17 homers with a 1.096 OPS in only 47 games for another Mexican team, Piratas de Campeche. Somehow I get the sense that this wasn't what Upper Deck had in mind, though.
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.