Monday, December 31, 2018

553rd Place - Ed Correa

Card #227

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!  I hope your 2018 was a good one...bring on 2019.  How much worse could it get???  (Don't answer that...)  My resolution this year is to post a little more regularly on this site.

I keep tinkering with my new scanner - the image of Ed Correa here was generated with it's most extreme settings.  It's definitely more crisp and clear but it also skews a bit grey to me.  I'll keep working on it!

By the time this card hit the store shelves Correa was done with his big league career, which was a real shame.  He was just 22 years old but suffered an arm injury that destroyed his career.  As a rookie in 1986  (and just 20 years old!) he started 32 games and struck out 189 batters in 202 innings.  Perhaps that early workload contributed to his arm issues?  What a disappointing end to a promising future.

Does anybody want to play "guess the Ranger in the background"???  The two most likely candidates, based on the roster and physical characteristics, are Curtis Wilkerson and Jerry Browne.  My gut tells me it's Browne.  Any other guesses?

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