Chasing Rookies: Tigers Edition
In the 17th episode of MISportsNow’s “Chasing Rookies,” we dig into another box from monthly trading card subscription company Collectible Card Club and open packs of Bowman, Upper Deck Topps, Donruss and Fleer.
#346 Steve Wapnick – Rookie Card
Originally a second-round draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 1985, and later drafted by the Okland Athletics in a secondary phase, Wapnick finally signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1987. Wapnick appeared in 10 games over two years with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox from 1990-91. He ended his career in the Minor Leagues in 1993.
#347 Greg Gohr – Rookie Card
Drafted in the first round by the Detroit Tigers in 1989, the right-hander played for the Tigers (1993-96) and California Angels (1996) during his career. Considered a draft disappointment, Gohr he finished career with an 8-11 record, a 6.21 ERA and 131 strikeouts.
A 1983 Silver Slugger Award winner and 1986 All-Star, Moseby was drafted second overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1978. The center fielder played for the Blue Jays from 1980-89 before joining the Detroit Tigers from 1990-91. After leaving the Tigers, Moseby played for the Yomiuri Giants of Japan. A 2018 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Moseby finished his career with a .257 average, 169 home runs and 737 RBI.
#127 Mark Salas
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984, the catcher played for the Cardinals (1984), Minnesota Twins (1985-87), New York Yankees (1987), Chicago White Sox (1988), Cleveland Indians (1989) and Detroit Tigers (1990-91). He ended his career with a .247 batting average, 38 home runs and 143 RBI. His surname is a palindrome.