Saturday, October 15, 2016

1999 Topps #506 Jim Mecir

Jim Mecir pitched for 11 seasons in the Majors, starting in 1995 with the Mariners. He pitched for the Yankees in 1996 and 1997, winning a World Series ring in 1996 with them. He came to the Devil Rays in the expansion draft at the end of the '97 season, and stayed with them through the middle of 2000. He was traded to the Athletics, and pitched with them through the end of the 2004 season. He pitched with the Florida Marlins in 2005, and retired at the end of the season.
I've always liked Mecir because he pitched for the Rays and he threw a true screwball, a pitch nobody throws anymore.
Just trust me, Mecir doesn't have any Topps cards. I guess middle relievers weren't their thing in the late '90's and early 2000's. Mecir does have a card in the '92 Stadium Club Dome set, which features him and other '91 draft picks in awkward school pictures. Check out Baseball Card Bust, which featured a few more of these cards. Mecir is missing cards from the 1996-2006 Topps sets, and he will get an extra card in the 1998 Topps set as a Devil Ray (his first will be as a Yankee), since he was part of the 1997 expansion draft. This 1999 Topps custom gives him his first of what will be 12 Topps cards.
The plan tonight is to finish the 2000 Topps templates and perhaps record some songs I have written (I figured it will be easier to make customs than record when baby gets here). I might post some of each in the next few weeks. Stay tuned. Only 1 more '99 Rays card and I promise other teams are on the horizon. Thanks for checking out my latest card.

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