Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nikco Riesgo on baseball cards

Nikco Riesgo played six years of professional baseball. The 1990 Florida State League MVP with the St. Lucie Mets, he made his major league debut in 1991 with the Montreal Expos. Now the president of Major League Players Organization, which promotes youth baseball around the world, he kindly replied to my request for his thoughts about baseball cards.

"I used to collect cards as a youngster. I knew everything about everybody. When I first saw my own MLB card, I was like a kid in a candy store. My dreams actually came true."

Thanks! Here is that first major league card, from 1991 Bowman.


  1. Man...excellent name there!

    And I love that he only had ten major league plate appearances, but in those ten he had three walks. Impressive discipline.

  2. Thanks for posting this; I hadn't really though about him in years.

    Riesgo had a great name. Howie Rose always seemed to enjoy mentioning him on the Mets Extra minor league report.