Smed and I recently completed a monster trade, with literally thousands of cards changing hands. About half of what I got was cards from the last few years, like 2007 Upper Deck and 2008 Stadium Club, sets that I previously had very few of.
The other half consisted minor league, oddball, and other random stuff - my favorite! Here are just a few examples.
Here's a Great Sports Name for you - South African baseball star Gift Ngoepe. He has since become South Africa's gift to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Front Row was an early 90s minor league set that featured the players in their little league uniforms on the reverse. Here's Calvin "Pokey" Reese in his "Piggly Wiggly" uniform. Apparently Piggly Wiggly is a grocery store in the Midwest.
Finally, here is a sampling of some of the more interesting and fun minor league cards.
I'll be posting other cards from this trade in their own separate posts. Thanks, Smed!