Sunday, March 22, 2009

A bloody good card

I've had this 1999 Fleer Ultra Corey Koskie card for a while, but just noticed something weird about it today. It's not the Mac OS 8 file folder or the infinited progression of Corey Koskies streching out behind.

Don't see it yet? Here, let me zoom for you:

Yep, the Fleer ultra photographer took Koskie's picture right after he got an injection! What was it? He's never been linked to steroids and besides, they usually get stuck in the butt. Being that it is his elbow the most likely scenario is that he just got a blood test. Is that a spring training thing? Get a blood test to make sure you're healthy enough to play?

I remembered that he had some medical problems and I was looking him up, but it was post-concussion system, so this injection would have had nothing to do with that. However, it turns out Koskie actually aborted his comeback and retired this weekend. Although his career ended prematurely, he did hit 124 home runs over nine seasons, a fine career worth getting spring training injections for.


  1. Usually that is a sight for drawing blood not injecting something. I'm sure he had to have several tests done for his concussion. It went undiagnosed and untreated for some time and with certain drugs you need to go through several tests to make sure there are no negative side effects.

  2. I wonder if he simply got photographed the day he donated blood.

  3. I hadn't thought about donating blood - that is a good possibility.