I'm in the process of collecting all of the Cubs cards from Bazooka, and when I'm finished I'll have a post or two that features them.
But this 2004 card of Mark Prior came yesterday and it is very interesting.
The front is nothing too special. In fact, Bazooka had two different versions of the Prior front.
But the back is what caught my eye.
Again, nothing too special here. I doubt this will make Night Owl's Top 50 backs. It wasn't the design, but the text that caught my attention. Check out what it says here.
Does that sound familiar with what we are hearing about Stephen Strasburg? But then check the Bazooka Blast Stat. "After returning from the disabled list..." That is where Prior spent a majority of the rest of his career. And now Strasburg already has his first DL stint under his belt.
I sure hope that Strasburg has a long, healthy, and prosperous career. But I think baseball, of all the sports, is the hardest to predict long-term success.
I wasn't collecting when Prior came up. Did any of you "invest" in Prior cards?