Jason Baker played seven seasons of professional baseball, mostly in the Minnesota Twins organization. Now a Senior Professional Representative at Astellas Pharma, he kindly shared with me his baseball card stories.
"My first baseball card was in "Rookie" ball with the Elizabethton Twins. I remember the photographer taking several poses of all of us swinging, running, and catching, but he made me take my cap off on one particular pose. My hair was all matted down on my head, and I told him not to use that photo, and what did he do, he used that as my first baseball card. It was awful!
My favorite card would have to be when I made the 1994 Midwest League All-Star game, in which they created a card deck for that year's team. There were a lot of special players in that deck. Guys like, A-Rod, Billy Wagner, Mike Sweeney, Sal Fasano, Antonio Alfonseca, Kevin Millar and Ryan Radmanovich just to name a few. I still have great memories of a lot of those guys."
Thanks! I couldn't find a picture of either of his 1992 cards (Classic Best or ProCards), but here are Baker and A-Rod in the 1994 ProCards set.
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