Friday, November 23, 2012

Another set completion, this one only took 10 years

2002 Upper Deck Baseball, series 2.  One of the smallest "Series" that has been released by any company over the years.  245 cards is also an odd number for a set of cards.  Why not bump it up to 250?

Anyhow, this set was finally completed on Wednesday with the addition of card # 521.

Val Pascucci is a big man.  6'6" 265 lbs.  Drafted in the 15th round by Montreal in 1999, Val got his first card 3 years later in the 2002 set.  Pascucci did not play a major league game until the 2004 season, when he had 62 ABs for Montreal.  Val didn't get another shot in the majors until 2011 with the Mets. 

Val even spent a couple of years in Japan (05 & 06), and has to his credit 251 minor league HRs over a 14 year career. 

Glad that this set is finally out of the way...just 7 more sets to finish to reach the goal of 25.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Congrats on completing your set, Robert!

  2. I've seen Valentino play a lot here in Central NY. First when the Lynx were still affiliated with MTL, but much more so when I lieved in Buffalo, watching the Bison, and when the Bison visited Syracuse seemingly every weekend this summer. The guy can hit bombs, but not much else.

  3. Love seeing Expos on cardboard! Congrats on nailing another set.