Marcus "Koos" Hanel played eleven seasons in the Pirates, Braves and Diamondbacks organizations. Now in his thirteenth season as Milwaukee's bullpen catcher, he runs a charitable organization called Koos for Kids which focuses on helping terminally ill and disadvantaged children in Southeastern Wisconsin. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.
"Favorite card of me is action card of me throwing! The posed ones are just cheesy! Unfortunately I never got into cards.
Had a player in AA who was a little showy and flashy. When his card came out he happened to be standing in front of a hot dog billboard."
Thanks! His AA teams were the 1995, 1996 and 1997 Carolina Mudcats, if anyone has those team sets.
Cardboard appreciation: 1971 Topps Ernie Banks
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