First off, one more Hall of Very Good baseball card profile on the HOVG site - David Denson.
Now, as promised, the first of a series on the Spokane Indians baseball cards in the mall. A general comment, here - I really have to remind myself that the cards are of Padres minor leaguers. The team's name is Indians and the jerseys look more like Dodgers or Royals.
NorthTown mall in Spokane opened in 1955, and enclosed in 1983. At the time these photos were taken the key anchors were Sears, The Crescent and Albertsons. The mall was greatly expanded in 1990, right after the Indians pictures.
Osvaldo Sanchez was a good-field, no-hit outfielder who made some spectacular catches for Spokane in 1987, but only hit .233. The Greatest 21 Days chronicled Sanchez's career, which began at Spokane in 1987 and ended in the Braves organization in 1993, playing in 538 games, mostly in A-Ball.
1993 WUAB McDonald's Tribe Kids Fan Club Cards
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