1986 Fleer – Bobby Borchering and A.J. Pollock
My first 1986 Fleer card was not that good so I thought that I would try another one. What better attempt than to try a dual rookie card. This is how we were introduced to Jose Canseco as kids. This card features two up and coming players in the Diamondbacks farm system. They were both picked in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft going 16th and 17th. Bobby Borchering was taken 16th right out of high school, and A.J. Pollock was selected with the next pick out of Notre Dame.
These pictures were taken in two different years. After the draft A.J. made the short trip across town from Notre Dame to South Bend to play for the Silverhawks in 2009. He joined the team in July playing out the rest of the season in low A ball. He moved up in 2010, but Bobby Borchering was moved up from rookie ball to the Silverhawks. He struggled at times last season, but started to show signs of a first round pick late in the year. I hope that I can see both of these guys play in the bigs someday.