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2011 csd Custom Traded – Louis Ott

Louis is the first player to get a traded card in my set. He actually had the card very early in the season. I had a picture of him from an exhibition game playing for the Gary Railcats. He was traded shortly afterwards to Winnipeg. I had a feeling that he would be the first player in the traded set. (more…)

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1986 Topps – Louis Ott

Minor League Monday starts off with a former Railcat. Last season I had fun watching Louis Ott playing almost any position on the diamond. He was a super utility man. On Sunday I was a little behind the times when I saw that Louis had been traded to Winnipeg for cash and a player to be named later. I was a little disappointed to say the least. I think that I saw him play every infield position last season including catcher. For some reason I missed him pitch. I would have liked to have seen that. So in order to play a little catch up I am posting this card of Louis now so that I can post my 2011 custom of him. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Cody McMorris

As I said on the previous card Cody was traded today as part of the roster cuts that brought the Gary Railcats roster to 23 players. I saw him play last week for Gary though so I thought he should get a card in the set. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Mike Rohde

Mike has been with Gary for some time now. His hit in the 14th inning of my first game last season at the Steel Yard won the game. The opposing teams right fielder tossed me up the ball, so I have the game winning ball from the longest Railcats home game. For that reason Mike will always hold a special place for me. This is my second American Association card, and the first Railcats card. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Adam Klein

I used this picture Friday as part of my Jackie Robinson post on my other site. Just out of frame is Jackie’s #42 on the wall. As I was going through my cards to see what I had for Minor League Monday I saw this one, and thought it would be perfect. (more…)


1987 Topps – Tanner Townsend

Minor League Monday continues with Tanner Townsend. Tanner has spent two stints with the Railcats. He played so well in his first that he was sold to the Florida Marlins. He returned to Gary last season for another go. I will always remember him as the player who the first home run ball I caught. I was just standing in left field along the concourse when he hit one to me. That is still the only home run ball I own. (more…)


1987 Topps – Cristian Guerrero

Last season Cristian did something that has not been done before in the Northern League. He hit five home runs in 5 straight at bats. In fact the feat had only been done twice before in professional baseball. I know that the name is spelled wrong on the card, but error cards are part of the game. (more…)