Monday, February 22, 2021

Jim Mecir on baseball cards

 Jim Mecir pitched eleven seasons in the major leagues for the Mariners, Yankees, Devil Rays, A's and Marlins. Winner of a World Series ring for the 1996 Yankees, he went 29-35 with 12 saves and a 3.77 ERA in his major league career. In seven postseason appearances he had a 1.74 ERA. Now a successful motivational speaker, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I definitely have a least favorite card.  1991 Topps Stadium Club.(it might say 1992 because it was released that year).  All the rookies were dressed in street clothes.  I had an ugly shirt on and was unshaven.


The best card was a 2002 Upper Deck 40-man Electric Rainbow card.  I was wearing an old school Athletics uniform.


I don’t collect cards now but have a lot from late 70’s early 80's."



  1. That is a nice throwback.

    1.74 isn't too shabby.

  2. Glad to see the players hated those dress-clothes cards in Stadium Club, too. The worst cards in my collection.

  3. Man... I'd love to find one of those old school A's flannels.