Sunday, May 30, 2021

Manny Martinez has some baseball cards he wants to sell

 Originally signed by the Oakland A's in 1990, outfielder Manny Martinez played 16 seasons of professional baseball, including stints in the major leagues for the Mariners, Phillies, Pirates and Expos. In 232 major league games he hit .245 with 8 HR, 53 RBI and 23 SB. Now a minor league manager in the Mets organization, he replied to my inquiry about baseball cards with this:

"I have two boxes that hold baseball cards, from way back. And I wanna sell." 

He included these photos:

If anyone is interested in buying Manny Martinez's old cards, let me know and I can connect you with him.

Meanwhile, here is a card of him from my collection: 


  1. Back when Modesto had Oakland's High-A affiliate. Now they have Seattle's High-A affiliate and it's called the Nuts.

  2. Ha, that's an unexpected response from a player! Doesn't look like a whole lotta value there in Manny's cards, but would make for a neat story.

    1. That's what I was thinking. I wonder how much he's thinking his collection is worth.

  3. I would be interested, depending on the price.

  4. Well, that took an unexpected turn...