This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Today’s 9–Wilson Alvarez

I keep my White Sox collection by players last name.  When that player reaches 9 cards (a page), they get a post in the Today’s 9 series.  I just recently moved all my cards into alphabetical order so most of these posts are just catching up and making sure everybody get’s their due.



Cards (L-R) – (top row) 1990 Upper Deck, 1992 Score, 1993 Fleer Flair

(middle row) 1994 Upper Deck, 1994 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice, 1995 Topps Bazooka

(bottom row) 1995 Upper Deck, 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Special Edition Silver Signature, 1997 Circa

Played with the Sox from 1991-1997.

An All-star in 1994.

Was 2nd in ERA in 1993.

Card back info -

“Wilson is the first person born in the 70’s to play in the major leagues.  Failed to retire a batter in his only major league appearance.  Was acquired from Texas with Sammy Sosa and Scott Fletcher for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique” – 1990 Upper Deck

“Wilson became one of the youngest ever to throw a no-hitter when he beat the Orioles 7-0 on August 11, 1991 at age 21.  It was only his second major league start (his first was in ‘89) and came a day after his recall from Double-A Birmingham.  A hard thrower with a live 90-mph fastball and an exceptional curve.  Wilson has an air of confidence on the mound.  He is counted on by the Sox to be a regular starter in ‘92” – 1992 Score

“On August 11, 1991, Wilson pitched a no-hitter against the Orioles in only his 2nd major league start.” – 1993 Fleer Flair

“Alvarez went 7-3 with a 2.45 ERA in the second half including a 5-0 mark with a 1.03 ERA in September and October” – 1994 Upper Deck

“Alvarez was AL Pitcher on the Month in September, going 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA” – 1994 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice

“The much improved Alvarez hurled a no-hitter on August 11, 1991 against the Baltimore Orioles during his rookie campaign.” – 1997 Circa

Cards in Sox uniform that I own currently – 10

1 comment:

  1. I like this idea. Now I can see what you don't have for the next time we trade also.

    Word verification: abird (not really funny just interesting)