Thursday, July 22, 2010

A very young pitcher

One of the funniest baseball card errors of the "junk wax" era was Donruss messing up Andy Nezelek's birthday two years in a row. In both 1989 and 1990 Donruss, they listed his birthday as October 24, 1985 [instead of 1965], which would have made him four and then five years old on the card.

Despite being highly touted by Donruss, Nezelek never made the major leagues. However, we could one day see another card with a birthdate of October 24, 1985 - Angels minor leaguer Tyson Auer, who was actually born on that date, recently made the Midwest League all-star team.

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